Born in Melbourne, Australia, Margaret came to Britain to continue her vocal studies and studied at the University of Edinburgh, where she gained an MA. She worked with Scottish Opera for eight years, and has recently retired from the Vocal Department of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she taught undergraduate, post-graduate and opera school students.
She has travelled extensively in Britain singing oratorio with many choral societies, as well as recital work and ensembles, in particular the Caledonian Trio. She has adjudicated for the Highgate Scholarship Competition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and mentored for their Classical and Contemporary Text programme, as well as for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. For several years, she has been on the mentor panel of the teacher training courses for AOTOS.
She has taught at the National Youth Choir of Scotland residential course for several years now. She has a busy private singing practice, teaches at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh, and is a member of the British Voice Association. She and her husband Joe live in Edinburgh.