At the age of six, Donna Lewis began playing the piano. Her father, a jazz pianist lent encouragement, and while still a teenager, she began composing original songs. Her formal training was at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she majored in classical composition for piano and flute. Lewis then went on to teach music for a year before moving to Birmingham to sing in a bar band. During that time she set up a home studio. She left behind the classics for a pop music career in the early 90′s.