Born to an Austrian-Father and Japanese-Mother in Massachusetts in the U.S., her family moved to Austria at the age of three. She started her first violin education at the age of seven at the music school in Grieskirchen/Upper Austria. Music was always inspired by family and community through singing together, playing in a piano trio with her mother and sisters at home, and joining orchestras and ensembles at an early age. From childhood on, music served as a guiding compass and created meaningful experiences, which led her to choose music as a profession.
Her music education led her to institutions such as Anton-Bruckner-Universität in Linz and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she earned her degrees as a music therapist and violin pedagogue.
Being brought up in an intercultural environment has strengthened her belief, that music can serve as a powerful tool to create intercultural bridges and promote peace-building. Her wish is to combine her two fields of music therapy and music education to help people express their creativity and unique personalities through music and sound.