Beth was born in Perth and began learning the violin at age 5 with Daphne Murnane. As a young violinist she was a prize-winner at many eisteddfods and competitions.
She attended Perth Modern School (then a specialist music school) and as a teenager played several times as a soloist with local orchestras (including Violin Concertos of Bruch, Saint -Saëns and Beethoven) and was once even a soloist at a WASO school concert playing Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen.
Beth’s main teachers were Paul Wright, Margaret Gunson and Pal Eder. Also during this time she attended many orchestral and chamber music camps and was the leader of the West Australian Youth Orchestra for a number of years. She did tertiary studies at UWA and attended several String Schools in Hobart, directed by Jan Sedivka and numerous masterclasses and private lessons in Europe with various masters including Phillipe Borer in Switzerland. Beth began playing as a casual violinist with WASO during her high school years and became a permanent member in 1995.