Margaret has taught music and physics both in schools and privately for many years. Her students have gone on to win places in prestigious groups such as the National Youth Orchestra and National Youth Brass Band, and top universities such as Cambridge, Aberdeen, St Andrews, and the RNCM. She has recently taught both music and physics at the University of St Andrews.Margaret studied Jazz Composing and Arranging at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The first woman ever to play in the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, she toured the United States under the direction of the late Herb Pomeroy, enjoying the sights of Kalamazoo and Notre Dame.
Margaret is the director of Largo Music, a company which deals in every aspect of music including preparing scores for publication for many top UK composers, arranging music for orchestras and bands, and directing big bands and youth bands. Largo Music’s summer course, Harrogate Wind Chamber Music, features our own Tony Halstead as horn tutor.