Olga Novakovic was born in 1884. In 1918-1919, she was a Hörerin (listener) in the Master’s composition master class, and then from 1919 to 1921, she studied with the Schönberg family privately in Mödling and in Holland. One of her prior students noted that she was a patient, but severe, instructor. In 1923, she was established in an apartment in Vienna, where she boarded Schönberg’s son Georg, to whom she also taught piano. She died in 1946.