Margaret Richer was born and educated in Los Angeles. She studied music at California State University training for a Master of Arts degree with a specialisation in piano teaching. After graduating, she moved to London, working as a music librarian as well as teaching music to people of all levels and abilities. This included giving individual tuition running classes and workshops plus working with the elderly and disabled in a music therapy capacity.
All her work is based on the idea that learning music at any age should be made easy and fun. Although classically trained, Margaret enjoys a wide range of music and also plays guitar, electric bass and drums. An avid animal lover, she currently lives in rural Lincolnshire with her blind lurcher.