Kathryn (Griesinger) Parrish received her B.A. (cello) and M.M. (music education) degrees from the University of Akron, where she later taught string pedagogy courses as adjunct faculty. She taught elementary, middle, and high school string orchestra in Ohio and Florida private and public schools for 15 years, while freelancing as an arranger and cellist for various ensembles.
She also writes commissioned works and sight-reading music for regional music festivals. Kathryn currently works in educational music publication as an orchestra editor.