Katrina graduated from The University of Adelaide, South Australia in 1997 majoring in Jazz Voice. After this time Katrina moved to North Queensland where as well worked as an instrumental voice teacher, taught and studied Kodaly and developed the love for teaching young children. Additionally Katrina was a tutor in the Jazz program at James Cook University. Her early career in North Queensland established her skills as one of Australia's premier Jazz vocalists performing in Magnetic Drum at internationally renowned Jazz Festivals, corporate and community events and local gigs. Often the head line vocalist for the 5RAR Army Big Band Katrina was asked to perform on several tours and headline performances. Katrina returned to South Australia in 2008 to lead Etypejazz until it's conclusion in 2015. The band recorded and independently released 11 albums throughout their career to critical acclaim, toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally. Career highlights include touring with G'day USA in LA and New York in 2008 and 2009. An Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performance conducted by Maestro Tommy Tyco in 2007, many Carols by Candlelight performances and supporting international artists such as Sting during his Australian Symphonicity Tour.
Katrina is passionate about teaching voice and was inspired to learn voice science after her first born was born with a cleft palate. A desire to know more and especially to be guided to help her own child has led to a passion to ensure all singers are taught voice science. She has achieved an Estill International Certificate of Figure Proficiency and is an Estill Master Trainer. She is currently in her final year of a Masters in Education. An enthusiastic educator and vocalist Katrina is very excited to be a part of the Estill Community.
Katrina specialises In voice and music education, and is gifted at helping singers achieve their vocal goals. In addition to working in the studio, Katrina is the vocal technique lecturer at the University of Adelaide for the Bachelor of Music Degree in the Jazz Department, Director of LaughSingDream and a vocal coach and music educator at Pelican Productions.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of a Music, Estill Master Trainer and an Australian Kodaly Certificate. She is also currently completing a Masters in Education at Tabor University.