Marianne began studying violin privately at the age of 9 with members of the Symphony Orchestra in Bochum, Germany. She continued and intensified her musical education at the Music Department of Westfälische - Wilhelms - University Münster, Germany. Regular participation in music festivals for choir, orchestra, and chamber music strengthened her desire to foster in children the love for music and playing together with others. Marianne's musical understanding was further deepened by performing with the Chamber Choir of the Music Academy of Münster. In 1985 she received a degree in music education, psychology, pedagogy and language arts, and a year later a Diploma in Montessori pedagogy.
After teaching music and German language at a public school in Germany for several years she continued studying violin and playing chamber music with graduates from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England.
In the mid-90s, she moved to the United States for good where she began teaching violin. She is a founding member of The Malvern String Quartet.