Born in Austria, the homeland of remarkable classical composers such as Mozart, Schubert and Strauss, and the land where "the hills are alive with the sound of music", I was the fourth of six children. However Salzburg was not to be my home for long. At 1 year of age my family emigrated to the land down-under to begin a new life.
Life as a musician began for me at age 8 when my birthday wish for piano and vocal lessons was granted. My talent was soon recognised, and my love for playing music grew by the day. I expanded my skills to include guitar, clarinet and saxophone, seeking aid from a number of teachers in the country I was residing at with my travel-loving family, as well as picking up skills of my own accord.
When it came time to choosing a career direction, it was clear to those around me that for me to be able to live my dreams and lead a fulfilled life, a big part of my future had to involve music. Having returned to Austria in my teens, I auditioned at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and got accepted to begin a career in "School Music" (Bachelor of Music Education). I completed my final year and graduated from the "Hochschule fur Kunst" in Zurich, Switzerland. The weekly lessons in music pedagogy, piano, guitar, classical and contemporary vocals, ear training and jazz proved to be an ideal foundation for the musical career I pursued.
After several years of teaching music in class/school settings, and to private students on 3 continents, I realised this was not all I dreamed to use my musical talents for. After struggling with some hardships in life, the quote "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" became so real to me that it became my driving force. In 2011, now a single mum to 3 gorgeous girls, using music as a therapy for my emotional well-being, I began working on my songlist of cover songs, striving for artistic excellence and quality, to prepare for the next step in my musical career: gigging.
With an ever-growing songlist of over 80 songs, I have since been enjoying doing what I love doing most, whilst having an audience to share it with, mainly at weddings, but also at engagement parties, corporate events, balls, at public venues, special occasions, over dinner or drinks. I have the beautiful support of my now teenage daughters who are my biggest fans and cheer me on every step of the way. Together we juggle the full weekends of weddings, events, horse-riding competitions, gymnastics competitions, family time and a whole lot of chillin' whenever we can fit it in! I am blessed with loved ones and being able to pursue my dreams and passions whole-heartedly!
I hope I get the chance to meet you to find out your dreams and passions, especially for the music aspect of your wedding or next special event. xox Mim