Cathy has Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and Education credits from Rowan University. She studied with Don Wittikind, former bass trombonist at the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, John Clark former bass trombonist of the Metropolitan Opera Company of New York, and John Swallos, Principal Trombonist of the New York City Ballet Company. Her touring included the Broadway Show, Cabaret, where she performed both on stage and in the pit orchestra; and the Broadway Show, Chicago. She also performed at the Paris Jazz Festival. In the past, she played with the Bel Canto Opera Co. of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. At present in the winter, she works with the Bay Atlantic Symphony and the Bob Ferris Swingtimers. Cathy is a former Stone Harbor Teacher of the Year.