Born the 5 February 1954 in Hamburg/Germany started to play the violin when she was 12 years old. She had classical violin lessons for 10 years from Renate Schmidt and played in a variety of Quartets and Trios. Since 2011 she participated in several workshops of Markus Stockhausen to expand the repertoire of various stylistic directions to express music. Since 2016 she gets gypsy jazz lessons from Benjamin Wiegand. Waltraud Stumme works as a teacher for art at the Fachschule für Sozialpädagogik in Hamburg. She also is involved in painting.