Mareike Wiening was born in 1987 in Erlangen, Germany. At the age of 5 she was introduced to music and began to play the piano. Mareike discovered jazz after a few early years playing the piano, flute and singing. She found her passion in drums at the age of 15. Mareike studied jazz at the University of Performing Arts, Mannheim, Germany and completed a year long exchange at Rytmik Musikkonservatory (Copenhagen, Denmark) in 2010. During her time in Copenhagen, Mareike studied with Jonas Johansen, Django Bates, Kresten Osgood and Marilyn Mazur. In Mannheim, Mareike learned from Prof. Michael Küttner where she recieved her degree, a Bachelor of Music (University of Performing Arts, Mannheim) in 2011. Outside of her jazz education she won several competitions and awards both in Jazz and Classical between the ages of 10 to her current age of 25.