Kathryn Jones (Kathy) was raised in the Presbyterian tradition. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano (magna cum laude) from Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, and then went on to the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, where she received both a Bachelor and Masters degree in organ. Her teachers included Vernon deTar, Jon Gillock, and Gerre Hancock. She also studied choral conducting with Dr. Richard Westenburg, founder/director of Musica Sacra, and Director of Music at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.
Kathy was organist and choirmaster at the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Vernon during the late 1980's and early 90's, and also has served Roman Catholic and Episcopal parishes in lower Westchester. She has been appointed Dean of Music Education at the Mt. Vernon Music Academy (a satellite of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School), which provides music training for hundreds of children and adults. Kathy and her husband, Larry, live in Westchester, and their son, Andrew, is also a musician.