Brooke grew up in Palmdale, a small Mojave Desert town in southern California. She started playing piano when she was five, violin when she was eight, and trumpet when she was twelve. While her grandmother taught her piano, she took private lessons on violin and trumpet throughout her youth. During her junior high and high school years she participated in community youth orchestras and Solo & Ensemble festivals each year where she received excellent and superior ratings. She was also involved in her high school concert band, marching band, and orchestra all four years.
She went on to earn her BA in Music Industry Studies with a focus on violin at California State University, Northridge. Her violin studies were under the direction of Dr. Michael Ferril, and she was in the university orchestra while she attended. Teaching music privately for about ten years, Brooke also currently works at The Austin Harmony Project, a music and art nonprofit for disabled Adults. She is an active poet, music journalist, and musician within the community.