Samantha completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music with Richard Gill as the the Dean in 1991. During her time in Perth she performed with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. In 1995, she was accepted into the Franz Liszt Hochschule fuer Musik in Weimar, Germany to complete further studies with Professor Robert Winn, former Principal Flautist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London. In 1997, Samantha moved to Berlin to study Music Therapy. On returning to Australia in 2004, she decided to combine her experience as a music therapist with education and completed a Diploma in Secondary Education and now works as a specialist classroom music teacher and music therapist at Katoomba Public School.
This year she was invited by Department of Education Arts Unit to be a mentor in the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program NSW. Samantha runs the band program at Mt Riverview PS and Katoomba PS, is choir conductor for the Upper Blue Mountains Music Festival involving 11 schools and conducts a senior recorder ensemble at Katoomba HS. In 2014 and 2015, she was invited to conduct the recorders for the Festival of Instrumental Music at the Sydney Opera House. Samantha also teaches flute at Kinross Wolaroi School and Orange Anglican and runs a private studio in Katoomba.