- Master of Music Education from Michigan State University
- Bachelor degree in cello performance, Latvia State Conservatory in Riga, Latvia
Silvia began studying cello when she was eight years old. She attended schools with a music emphasis from elementary through high school before attending the Jazepa Vitola Latvian State Conservatory where she earned her Bachelor degree. She first began teaching cello in Latvia in 1987. She has been teaching at Crescendo since 1991, when it was still Young Strings Academy. She later earned her MA degree from MSU.
Silvia is an orchestra instructor for Portage Public Schools. She is the principal cellist of the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra and a member of Opus IV String Quartet. She is also a frequent substitute in the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and SW Michigan Symphony Orchestra.