Margaret Dahlberg is dedicated to inspiring joy and connection through music. Born and raised in Calgary, she is an active teacher, composer and pianist.
An award winning classical pianist, Margaret studied piano performance at Mount Royal Conservatory (A. Mus.), Cleveland Institute of Music (B.Mus.) and University of Calgary (M. Mus). She has been on faculty at the Mount Royal Conservatory and the Mount Royal Academy as a teacher, chamber musician and coach and has performed throughout Western Canada and the United States.
Margaret injured her hand in 1998, bringing her classical piano performing career to an unexpected halt. She then combined her musical knowledge and her love of children to create a music program for pre-school aged children. Her program, Music Kids at Chinook School of Music, has a team of teachers and sees hundreds of children every year from babies to 5 year olds.
In recent years, Margaret has become a singer-songwriter and has written songs and albums that have been on the Grammy Awards long-list for both popular music and children’s music.
Currently, Margaret is a teacher and Director at Music Kids and Chinook School of Music, as well as the Choral Music Specialist at Calgary Arts Academy. Side projects include writing music for Meditative Massage as well as creating a musical of original songs.