After studying at the violin-maker school in Mittenwald she spent several years training in various well-known workshops. During this time she concentrated on the restoration as well as the baroque re-conversion of old stringed instruments. In 1994 she took the master exam in Hamburg. After further courses in Riva and Ascona with J. v. Stietencron she decided to dedicate herself to the construction of new instruments. Since that time she has developed her own models but she also copies the old Italian masters.