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In 2013, Katie collaborated on a  project with the NGO in Johannesburg, The ICRD Group Foundation, in which they created a music and arts camp for underprivileged children. Together, they raised funds to provide 50 ukuleles and other small percussion instruments, sheet music and supplies to the children and this culminated in an original CD of music written by the kids. http://www.ukesandkids.com​

In 2009, Katie offered workshops in Prishtina, Kosovo, working with the organizations Balkan Sunflowers and the Mental Rights Initiative respectively where she taught music improvisation and Sound PaintingTM to educators in Roma villages and with adults living with cognitive delays and physical challenges. In the summers of 2002 to 2005, Katie worked with Media Artes in Macedonia, formed after the war in 1996, to create opportunities for young people to delve into the arts promoting cultural tolerance, mutual understanding and freedom of expression as a means for social change. 

In 2015, Katie traveled to Ecuador where she was invited to speak at the first International Conference on Music Therapy and provided workshops and trainings in meditation and mindfulness for caretakers and music therapists at the Equine Therapy Center. 

Ukes and Kids Songwriting Project

​​​​​​​For over fifteen years, Katie has worked with international NGOs as a workshop facilitator, lecturer,  and music therapist. Her work has taken her to the Balkans, South Africa, and Ecuador, offering workshops and lectures in music improvisation, meditation and community music therapy. Katie continues to work closely with non-profit, educational arts organizations and diverse communities introducing music as an agent for social change, advocacy, and healing, while advocating for new ways of exploring the  innate creativity that exists in all of us.  In 2015, Katie was privileged to train with Musicians Without Borders in their Training for Trainers in the Netherlands.