Kathleen Donaldson began piano studies at age six and earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, studying piano with Philip Adamson. Following a move to Texas, she earned a Master of Music in Church Music degree from Baylor University. While at Baylor she studied piano with Jane Abbott-Kirk, conducting with Donald Bailey, and was introduced to handbell ringing. Since then, Kathleen has taught piano lessons and directed church choirs in Texas, Indiana, and Minnesota. In addition, as a homeschool parent with 14 years experience (and counting), Kathleen had the pleasure of founding and directing homeschool handbell choirs for the past 5 years.