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Margaret Smith


Margaret studied piano with Dame Fanny Waterman, then the violin and piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Following this, she held a wide variety of teaching posts culminating in 19 years as Director of Music at one of Yorkshire’s most prestigious girls’ schools, entering students very successfully for national and regional competitions and making significant contributions to the musical life of Leeds.

Margaret has a wide experience of all levels of instrumental, choral and vocal music, coaching both groups and individuals in workshops and master classes. She has worked extensively with chamber choirs, operatic and choral societies and was a moderator in both performance and composition for fourteen years with an external examining board. Margaret is an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals.

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