Margaret Dahlberg is a composer, teacher, coach and performer. She has composed albums, podcasts, musicals and has over 30 years experience as a music educator, piano teacher and early childhood educator.
A native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Margaret excelled as a pianist and attended the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received a bachelor’s degree in piano performance. She became a member of the esteemed Mount Royal Conservatory Faculty and performed and coached from the piano until a car accident permanently injured her wrist (1998).
In 2005, Margaret built an early-childhood music program that has grown to a team of teachers. She began composing more seriously around 2013. Throughout her life Margaret has been passionate about human interaction and furthered her research by training as a life-coach and mediator.
Margaret wrote a show in 2018 that won Best of Fest at the Calgary Fringe 2019. “Love: an Algo-rhythmic study”. She reworked this into a solo act to perform outdoors during Covid: “So this is #love?”. Most recently, Margaret enjoys performing her show to raise funds for the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.
Margaret’s company, Guided Harmonies, Inc. releases instrumental music and podcasts that promote a sense of well-being. Her podcast, Guided Harmonies Podcast, combines original music and words to lead the listener into introspection and wellness. Her release, “Guided Harmonies: the Covid series”, is a double album of 14 instrumental pieces. Her song on this release, “Introspective Inquiries”, is listed on the Soundtrack for Ricky Gervais Netflix sensation “After Life”, Season 3, Episode 6.
Margaret’s latest project “Miss Tweetie’s Music in Nature” combines music in nature to teach music, stimulate brain development and promote a love of the great outdoors. This is a year round program that uses landscape & topography instead of musical instruments.
As a composer, past releases include “I Like Making Music” with Miss Tweetie & Maestro Jamie (2015), a children’s album; Music Therapy I, II & III (2017), three therapeutic music albums; A Special Olympics Anthem, commissioned for the Canadian Special Olympics team. Minkee’s Opera Music (2018): an album to teach young children to love opera. On these albums, Margaret has played the role of producer, lyricist, recording engineer, pianist, singer & composer. Margaret’s most recent release (2021) is Guided Harmonies: the Covid Series, a double album of instrumental pieces composed between November 2020 – March 2021.