Born in New Zealand, Jennifer is a classically trained singer. She has a B.Mus in Voice (Victoria University, NZ) and a Diploma in Operatic Art (Sydney Consevatorium, Australia). Jennifer has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary).
After graduating from Victoria University she lived in Sydney, Australia, for over ten years, with a year in London, UK, studying with Siew-Tuan Loh and Vera Rozsa (Kiri Te Kanawa's teacher).
During her time in Australia she performed with the Australian Opera, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia, and was a member of the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Song Company.
In 1994 Jennifer (with two other classically trained singers) became a member of the popular children's entertainment trio Incy Wincy, one of Australia's premier musical acts for pre-schoolers. With the group, she performed live throughout Australia, appeared in their video 'Lets Dance' on ABC TV, and released two outstandingly successful albums on the "ABC for Kids" label.
She and her young family now reside in Palmerston North, New Zealand, where she is a successful children's entertainer, composer, writer and teacher.
Jennifer has won the hearts of many young Kiwis, producing and performing in regular sell out seasons of Baby Proms with the Auckland Philharmonia and Vector Wellington Orchestra. These are live orchestral "cushion" concerts designed for young children and their parents/carers. She has also presented the Kiwi Kapers for the Auckland Philharmonia at schools throughout the North Island. Jennifer has appeared in a televised version of Baby Proms on TV3.
Her original one-woman shows Jennifer's Garden, and Jennifer's House designed for under fives, have thrilled audiences throughout the North Island.
Due to the live show's popularity, Jennifer was persuaded to record albums of Jennifer's Garden and Jennifer's House which were both judged Best Children's Album in the 1999 and 2000 NZ Music Awards!
Her warmth and endearing manner has led to a wide following and Jennifer is enjoying bringing quality music to New Zealand children.