Gerry Muskens started taking piano lessons at the age of 8. At the age of 15 she started teaching piano herself. In 1977 she started to study piano at Utrecht Conservatory, with Thom Bollen. During her studies she did attend masterclasses at Mozarteum Salzburg with different teachers, including Tatjana Nikolajewa. She graduated in 1984. During her studies she gave piano lessons at the Conservatory Utrecht, and in 1982 she was employed as a full-time piano teacher. She is currently teaching piano, piano methodology and teaching piano for education music. Recently, her work has been shifting from education towards coaching.