Catherine Golden is a Sydney-based music teacher, performer and composer/arranger. Catherine graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Music with Honours (First Class) in 2014 and was awarded the University Medal for her research in contemporary musicology. Since graduation, Catherine has devoted herself to both performing and teaching in equal measures, becoming experienced in conducting and teaching music to primary school-aged children as well as diversifying her performance career. She currently conducts school bands at three different primary schools as well as running junior music programs and teaching at several private music tuition centres in Sydney’s Inner West and St George areas, specialising in double bass and electric bass, guitar, ukulele, recorder and strings group.
Catherine has twenty years experience performing live. After taking up violin from an early age, her performance career officially began at the age of 16 when she began playing as a bassist and guitarist in pub rock bands across Sydney. Her diverse performance career that ensued has included work as a folk-jazz inspired singer songwriter, performance with jazz and rock bands playing double bass, electric bass and guitar, performance in professional and community level bands and orchestras, and freelance session work for commercial recordings, TV commercials, music theatre and film. Catherine regularly performs across Sydney and interstate on the blues and folk festival circuits.