From the very early age of 5, music was an essential part of her life, as piano tuition started with her mother.
After hearing and meeting the French flautist at the age of 10, Lucien Grujon (study colleague and friend of Jean-Pierre Rampal), became her teacher and mentor. Irrevocably hooked by the expressive sound quality of the flute, she won several awards and competitions, between the age of 16 and 20, under the instruction of other great teachers André Salm (Bamberger Symphonikern) and Eva Tamassy at Stellenbosch University, later in the English school with James Galway and Trevor Wye (Royal Academy of London) and John Hinch at Pretoria University.
After achieving several later scholarships, she could attend Masterclasses in Munich and Salzburg with Irena Grafenauer, Peter-Lukas Graf.
During a solo-career with orchestral work concert tours and many recordings for SABC and TV in South-Africa, she took up teaching in Austria, where she currently lives. Her teaching includes Youth Master Classes for e.g. Austrian Masterclasses, where she was a lecturer for 13 years.
She works currently in concerts and recording with the pianist/composer Peter Arnesen. (www.peterarnesen.com)
Aspiring to use separate skills of piano/flute playing for improvisation, modern flute-playing techniques and teaching to convey the magical quality and versatility of the flute, as captured in so many different genres of music, creating eternal treasures for generations to come.