Heather attained a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from the Faculty of Music, the University of Melbourne, where she studied violin with Deborah Fox, Andrea Keeble and William Hennessy. Her degree included majors in Ethnomusicology and Pedagogy. She performs occasionally with orchestras such as the Melbourne Opera company, and is a founding member of Quartet Conspirito. She has enjoyed playing with the Castlemaine Chamber Players since moving to Castlemaine in 2013. She is Co-Director of Music for Resonance String Orchestra, Strings Co-ordinator at Woodend Primary and violin teacher at Castlemaine Secondary College.