Heidi was born in New Orleans, LA when Harry Connick Jr. recorded his first studio album. She began taking piano lessons during summer visits to her grandparents’ home at age 5, and had regular lessons at age 9. In high school, she studied under the late H. Thomas Hurley. While attending St. Norbert College her instructors included Hurley and Elaine Moss, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Humanies. She opened her own private piano studio in 2001 and continued studying under Arthur Cohrs. Heidi credits Harry Connick, Jr., George Winston, and Frank Sinatra as most influential in her love of music. She has performed throughout northeast Wisconsin.