'Just a note to say thank you so much for allowing our group and others to have the wonderful experience of 'Katie's Allsorts Trio' in Hillsborough yesterday afternoon. It was a fantastic performance which was greatly enjoyed and appreciated by everyone who attended. We managed to gather around 40 people including support staff to participate. It soon became a bit of party afternoon with everyone dancing, singing, performing. They had a ball!!!
Could you please pass on our good wishes to the performers who communicated with a natural ability acknowledging the person first before the disability and are hoping that it will not be too far in the distant future before we link in with Live Music Now once more.'
Angela Cockerill & Sue Dimler
Katie has been doing a variety of workshops (see below) since 2005. If you are interested, please contact her to get a detailed price quote!
Past clients include:
Team building Workshops
Katie with Allsorts Trio (Aron Kyne & Pete Gavin) giving a workshop on behalf of Live Music Now at St. Wilfrid's Centre, Sheffield.
Team building workshops are designed for people who have never played drums before. Fun, empowering and exciting, Katie opens the doors of music to everyone to enjoy. These workshops are suitable for any age and are great for community groups, work parties, birthday parties, any social clubs and anything else you can think of!
Rhythm Section Workshops
Katie at Yamaha Jazz Experience workshop with Andrea Vicary and Neil Cowley 04/09. Photo - Bill Martin
The rhythm section (drums, bass, guitar, piano/keyboards, percussion) is the foundation for great ensemble. Booking a workshop with a specialist gives insight into the specific roles of each instrument and can help musicians understand how to play as a collective unit.
Book a workshop with Katie for your community, school or other band and hear the results. Current repertoire of the band can be the focus, or Katie can prepare games and exercises to help your rhythm section play their best. She can also augment the workshop by bringing the rhythm section from her band 'The Allsorts'. This way, concepts can be properly demonstrated, and each pupil can get a mini lesson. Also, giving your band the chance to play with professional musicians will inspire and excite. Katie and her rhythm section are very experienced with jazz, big band, rock, latin, hip hop, funk and many other styles of music.
'Katie came to our school to work with the Year 2 children using music and Makaton signing. The class were first blown away by Katie playing the drums! The morning session had them engaged within minutes. It was great to see the children show a love and talent for music!'
Lauren Braim, Year 2 teacher @ Grange Lane Infant Academy, Rossington, Doncaster, Spring 2015
'Katie is a charismatic and confident musician and workshop leader. We employed her at Musical Arc and hopefully will work with her again.'
- Lorraine Cowburn, Music Worker @ Musical Arc
"I hired Katie to do teambuilding workshops with the Morley District Rangers and with all sections of 12th Morley Scouts (Beavers to Scouts). She arranged a variety of exercises and was excellent at energising both groups. Katie was easily able to communicate with the groups of girls and boys. Both groups really enjoyed their sessions and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to Scouts, Guide and Youth Groups."
-Claire Fowkes, Leader Morley District Rangers and occasional Helper - 12th Morley Scout Group