Margaret Wakeford (piano) & Simon Coverdale (piano)
Margaret Wakeford studied piano and accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music London with George Rogers and John Streets, and later with Lawrence Glover in Glasgow. Since then her musical career has involved work for the BBC, teaching at the RSAMD, City of Edinburgh Music School, and currently at St. Mary's Music School where she is piano tutor, accompanist, chamber music coach and directs performance classes. She is also in demand as an adjudicator.
Simon Coverdale undertook early intensive musical education at St Paul’s Cathedral London, subsequently studying piano with Michael Gough Matthews and Lawrence Glover at the RSAMD and RCM. As well as giving solo recitals, accompanying and adjudicating he regularly performs in a piano duet partnership with his wife Margaret Wakeford: this is combined with a busy schedule of tuition at the Ian Tomlin School of Music at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh University and the City of Edinburgh Music School. For well over a decade Margaret and Simon have been frequent performers at music clubs and societies around Scotland and in demand for directing duet masterclasses; in 2010 they were invited to Washington State USA where they gave recitals and workshops.