Marika started learning the violin at the age of 4 and has been passionate about music ever since. She has been part of many performance opportunities, including touring with her family band to the USA, parts of Europe, Australia, and Fiji. She has also been part of live performances with Marian Burns and enjoys a playing a variety of styles including classical, folk and Irish music. She has had solo gigs for weddings, Hobbiton and multiple shows.
She has a particular love for teaching music and has had experience teaching children of various ages. She is currently in her 2nd year at Auckland University studying her Bachelors in Violin Performance and has also gained her ATCL Diploma in Violin.