Higgins earned a degree in music from Auburn University. She is a trained pianist who studied with the jazz one, Bob Richardson with voice acting, Higgins pursued her music career in jazz. She plays piano and has worked as a side-person for many musicians. She released the first jazz album by her own name The Tide is Low in 2002. The second jazz album is Stealing Freedom. Her style of hard-bop is expressed in her jazz albums and she has played with other musicians like Katisse Buckingham, Justin Robinson, Roy Hargrove, Steven Bernstein, Tom Harrell, Eric Alexander, Marc Johnson, Christian McBride, Lewis Nash, Bobby Previte, Vic Juris, Jesse Davis, Mike Fahn, Greg Osby, Joe Lovano, Josh Roseman, and many others. She is also in a band called Upperstructure. This features the same lineup as Melissa Fahn's R&B band in her album Avignon. They released one album called 6 by 5. Her piano idols are Thelonious Monk, Wynton Kelly, and Horace Silver.