Experience

 

Catherine Waithe-Arnold

Email: catherine@ridethefaderproductions.com

Website: ridethefaderproductions.com

Blog: catherinewaithe-arnold.com

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am highly creative with experience working in the music and education industries, as well as the creative end of start-ups and charities. Customer service is very important to me and I enjoy helping people to develop their ideas and maintain their brand. University has taught me how to work to deadlines and how to apply my technical knowledge to creative aspects of my work.

 

KEY SKILLS

  • One-to-one tuition: Children, Adults and SEN (Special Educational Needs).
  • Mac and PC: Microsoft Office, Pro-Tools, Finale, Aperture, Touch Typing 65 WPM
  • Pop and Classical styles: Composition, Performance, Orchestrating, Arranging and Transcribing.
  • Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Celtic Harp, Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Voice, Piccolo, Penny Whistle, Recorder.
  • Digital Media & Graphic Design Marketing.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • President of Southampton Solent University Christian Union, 2009 – 2010
  • Piano Grade 5, Flute Grade 4, LAMDA Speech Grade 3, Singing Grade 1, 1998 – 2006
  • Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, 2004
  • Teams & Medals: Netball (GK); Cross Country; Athletics: 200m Sprint, 100m Sprint, 100m Hurdle, 2000 – 2003
  • 1st place Cup for Acting, Stratford & East London Music Festival, London, 2001
  • Head Girl, Glenarm College, London,  2000 – 2001
  • Bronze Medal for Poetry Recitation, Stratford & East London Music Festival, London, 1999; 2001

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Music Candidate – Canterbury Christ Church University, (Ongoing)
  • Master of Music in Music Composition – Pass, University of Southampton, 2013
  • BA (Hons) Popular Music and Record Production – First Class, Southampton Solent University, 2008–2011
  • A2/AS all C-E: Music, R.S., Biology, 2008
  • GCSE all A-C: Music, Short-course ICT, Math’s, Stats, English, Eng. Lit, Dbl Science, History, French, R.S., 2006

 

EXPERIENCE

CEO

  • Ride The Fader Productions (also Producer, Recording Engineer & Tutor), Essex, Mar 2016–Date
  • Sounds Awesome Productions (also Producer & Recording Engineer), Soton & B’mouth, 2010 – 2011

 

Pastor/Director of Music – New Cross Christian Centre, London, Aug 2015 – Date

 

Session Musician: Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Voice & Woodwind

  • New Cross Christian Centre, London, 1998 – Date
  • Life Church Southampton, Southampton, 2010 – 2012
  • Southampton Solent University Christian Union, Southampton , 2009 – 2011

 

Administration Officer – New Cross Christian Centre, London,  2014–Date

 

Live Sound Engineer

  • New Cross Christian Centre, London, 2008 – Date
  • Conference featuring international USA based speaker – 30 guests, London,  2014
  • Women’s Conference – 30 guests, Feb-Apr, London 2014
  • Worship concert – 150 guests, London, 2012
  • Live Sound Engineer Instructor, Life Church Southampton, Southampton, 2012

 

Tutor: Alto Saxophone, Clarinet in Bb & Flute – ALL Talents Music School, London   Jan 2016 – Feb 2017

 

Music Facilitator –Trinity-at-Bowes Church & Community Ctr., London 25/07/16; 27/07/16; 08/08/16; 10/08/16

 

Expressive Arts Teaching Assistant – Sarah Bonnell School (11-16yrs), London
Sep 2015 – Jun 2016

 

SEN Teaching Assistant 

  • Northumberland Park Community School (11-16yrs), London
    14-15/04/15; 1-2/06/15
  • St Mary Magdalene Academy – The Courtyard – Autistic Unit (14-18yrs), London, 27/04/15
  • King Harold Business and Enterprise Academy (11-16yrs) (Work Experience), Essex, 4-6/02/15

 

Assistant Sound Technician

  • New Cross Christian Centre & Life Church, London & Southampton, 2008 – 2014
  • Solent Christian Union, a society at Southampton Solent University, 2009 – 2010
  • Live music event, Southampton Solent University Students Union – 80 guests, Southampton, 2010

 

First Flute

  • New Music Ensemble, University of Southampton, 2013
  • Collaborative Music Project, Southampton Solent University, 2011
  • Orchestra & First Band, Davenant Foundation School, Loughton, 2007 – 2008
  • Music Tour, Lake Garda, Italy, 2007

 

Private study with film music composer – (9 Months), Southampton,  2011 – 2012
Upon completion I created an album of piano music for children.

 

Recording Engineer – Purple Squares Music Studios, Southampton, 2009 – 2011

 

COMMISSIONS

Digital Media Marketing   – Curae Health, Barbados, 2018 – Date

In-House Music Composer – New Cross Christian Centre, London, 2015 – Date

Graphic Design: Logo  – Transglobalre, London, 2019

Harp: Composition, Arr. & Performer
– Conference, 400 guests, Pilgrims Hall, Essex, 2018
– 4 Day Conference, 400 guests, Pilgrims Hall, Essex, 2015
– Wedding, 200 guests, Novotel Southampton Hotel, Southampton, 2015

Pianist: Arrangements & Performer
– 4 Day Conference, 400 guests, Pilgrims Hall, Essex, 2015
– 2 Day Women’s Conference, 30 guests, London, 2014

Clarinet: Arrangements & Performer  – 4 Day Conference, 400 guests, Pilgrims Hall, Essex, 2015

Wedding Music: Composition, Arr. & Performer
– (Harp) 200 guests, Novotel Southampton Hotel, Southampton, 2015
– Composition only (Vla x2, VC x3 and Elec. Gtr) 100 guests, Jersey 2013

Photographer/ Digital Media Editor
Women’s Conference, 30 guests, London, 2014
– Wire Art exhibition, Eterno Café, Covent Garden, London, 2014

Orchestrator/Arranger 
– (String Quartet) Pop music project, Southampton Solent University 2011

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Contributor: Hailes, S., ‘How Hillsong conquered the world’ in S. Hailes (ed.), Premier Christianity, October 2018 (United Kingdom: Premier Christian Communications Ltd, 2018), pp.30-37. Available online: (follow this link to read)
  • Contributor: Hailes, S., ‘Music Reviews’ in C. Borlase (ed.), Mission Worship, Issue 2 (United Kingdom: Mission Worship Trust, 2011), pp.42-44.
  • Waithe-Arnold, C. 2011. How does film music communicate meaning?. BA (Hons) Dissertation. Southampton Solent University. Available online:  (follow this link to read)
  • Waithe-Arnold, C., ‘The Garden Through The Window’, in: D. Samworth (ed.) The Write Stuff – Southern Essex (Peterborough: Young Writers, 2003), p.5. Available online: (follow this link to read)
  • Waithe-Arnold, C., ‘A Day In The Life Of Catherine Waithe-Arnold’, in: Dowse (ed.), A Day In The Life Of… Creative Writing ‘From East Anglia 2001’ (Peterborough: Young Writers, 2001), pp.102-103.

 

Additional Work Experience

Assistant Nurse Under 16 and Assistant Ward Clerk

  • The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (week-long work experience) 2005

I used my original compositions as music therapy for patients.

Assistant Nurse

  • Three Forest Cheshire Care Homes, Chigwell (week-long work experience) 2005

I used my original compositions as music therapy for patients: I sang and played acoustic guitar on the ward; assisted the ward clerk, medical staff; participated in rounds with a consultant and his medical students; shadowed a doctor; shadowed a physiotherapist; communicated in basic sign language with a deaf patient and used my smile and friendly personality to entertain patients in isolation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In my spare time I enjoy baking, composing music, blogging, photography, sketching and working out on my mini trampoline. I am registered with the DBS update service and have a full clean driving licence.

REFERENCES: Available on request.

 

If you would like to contact me about any of the information found here head to the Contact page.

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