Jacqueline formerly Frederique studied piano and music education at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam.
She performs regularly as a solo pianist. She works with video artists, theatre makers, mime artists and visual artists.
Under the name Jacqueline Smit, she is a popular piano teacher in Amsterdam Centre.
In addition to her professions of piano-teacher and teacher of music theories, she is also a composer and founder of the Liesbeth Hoppen Fund. She is also a board member of the Homes and Work Space for Artists Foundation (Stichting Woon- en Werkruimtes voor Kunstenaars).
At this moment she is the contact of Stichting Pianoconcerten.