Saantwana is an experienced clarinettist, teacher, AMEB grade and Diploma examiner and adjudicator. Her students include all age groups and levels and many have achieved scholarships, gone on to successful completion of tertiary music study, HSC encore nominations and performances, local, national and international prizes and professional positions. Her students excel in their AMEB examinations and she has received awards for these outstanding results.
Studies began with Kevin Murphy, followed by a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium with Gabor Reeves and post graduate study as a German Government Scholar with Hans Deinzer.
Saantwana continues to perform regularly as a soloist and with a number of ensembles.