Began private violin lessons at age 6 in Germany. Later studied at San Francisco Conservatory (pre-teen), and as early teen (12-15) with Yumi Ninomiya Scott and Jascha Brodsky in Philadelphia. College studies included violin with Paul Makanowitzky and chamber music with cellist Samuel Mayes as scholarship student at University of Michigan; but, dropped out of college to join The Golden Strings in Minneapolis.
Went back to college at age 30 and was graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music and an associate’s degree in airline services from the University of North Dakota. Post-graduate law degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA). Currently hold Minnesota (USA) law license and certifications in US and European Union data privacy from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.