Kate studied at the Preucil School for 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Music and long-term Suzuki Pedagogy training at Western Illinois University with Prof. Tanya Carey. Kate completed her Master of Music degree in cello performance at the University of Michigan where she studied with Anthony Elliott. Kate has been teaching at the Preucil School since 2001 and is a member of the Preucil faculty quartet. She is also a member of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra.