Deon (B.Mus, P.Grad.Dip) completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) in both harp and piano from the University of Melbourne in 2011. While studying at the conservatorium, Deon studied the harp under Julie Raines and Delyth Stafford, and piano from Igor Machlak. Deon has also played in masterclasses for other leading harpists like Alice Giles and Marshall McGuire.
Deon has premiered and recorded new Australian works. As an orchestral player, she has performed with numerous orchestras including the Victorian Youth Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic Melbourne, Melbourne Youth Orchestra and University of Melbourne Orchestra. Deon performs actively and is regularly engaged for weddings and corporate events. She holds regular residencies at the RACV City Club and Park Hyatt Hotel.
Besides being an active performer, Deon is a passionate music educator. She has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching from the University of Melbourne. Deon has also taught children with disabilities and volunteered her time to music therapy programs.