Cathi’s enthusiasm to instill the love of music performance in others is the legacy that she brings to West Music Company. To her, every musician is important, from the beginner to the seasoned artist, whether it is the first stage or the concert stage! She represents West Music by travelling to our Quad Cities area schools, providing weekly service visits to music directors, teachers, and students. In addition, Cathi coordinates West Music’s participation in Community Outreach, supporting music outside of the classrooms, events, and clinics.
In the beginning, Cathi started playing the flute in the East Moline Schools in 6th grade, and she Cathi has enjoyed performing flute since. She has been a solo concert flutist for many years, and a few years ago, added piano as her second instrument. She has been a private flute instructor for 35 years, successfully guiding her students’ progress. As an adult piano student, she is finding a new “vehicle” to enjoy throughout her life.
Cathi entered the Musical instrument business after working 18 years in a local fine jewelry store. In 1993, she began to use her retail skills to open and operate her own band and orchestra instrument store called WindSounds Music, in Rock Island, IL. After 8 years in business, WindSounds Music merged with West Music in 2001. Cathi joined West Music as store manager of the former location in Davenport, as well as managing the current store in Moline on John Deere Road.
Cathi has lived in the Quad Cities all of her life. She lives in Moline with her husband, Mark, who is a guitarist, and stepsons Rob and Dan, who are also musicians. Even the family’s dogs, Izzie and Ozzie, love to sing when the piano is played! Cathi invites you to bring music into your life, and she will assist you with years of experience and the passion to nurture your success.
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