Carol is a lecturer in 'cello and musicianship at the CIT Cork School of Music. She graduated from University College Cork with an honours B Mus and a Higher Diploma in Education.
She also holds a Diploma in 'Cello Teaching from the CIT Cork School of Music, a Diploma in 'Cello Performance from Trinity College London and a Masters in Management in Education from Waterford Institute of Technology.
Carol performs regularly both as a soloist and a chamber and orchestral musician and has a special interest in Baroque music. (She was one of the founding directors of the East Cork Early Music Festival.)
Carol has played with both the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, CIT CSM Chamber Orchestra and the Douglas Gunn Ensemble, (baroque cello and viola da gamba.) Carol was principal cellist with the CIT CSM Symphony Orchestra for many years.
Over the years Carol has attended numerous professional development courses on the Kodály Concept of music education in Great Britain and Hungary.