Margaret Erin studied viola da gamba with Patricia Olds at Wright State University graduating with a B.A. (music, magna cum laude). Later, she earned a Master of Humanities degree from Wright State and was the recipient of the Outstanding Humanities Graduate Student Award for 2002.
Margaret directs and plays recorder and viola da gamba with Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble, a group she started in 1990. She also directs a student early music ensemble at the University of Dayton, teaches recorder at her home studio, and is proprietor of Manorhouse Music, a small business offering music for early instruments.