“The Maggie” is a company that provides services related to Music, Guiding and Healing. It is the canopy that holds the multi-faceted offerings of it’s founder, Margaret Dahlberg.
Margaret Dahlberg (Maggie) is dedicated to inspiring joy and connection in people of all ages. Born and raised in Calgary, Maggie is an active pianist, composer, songwriter, family coach and music educator.
An award winning classical pianist and composer, 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 University in the Conservatory and the Gifted Student’s Academy as a teacher, chamber musician and coach and has performed throughout Western Canada and the United States.
Margaret has 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, oversees a team of teachers and teaches hundreds of children every year from babies to 5 year olds. In her private studio, she teaches classical, pop, chording and songwriting.
In 2012, Maggie completed the requirements for life-coach training with the internationally renowned CTI Coaches Training Institute. Since then she has practiced as a family coach.
Over the past 5 years, Maggie has become a singer-songwriter and composer. Her albums include adult contemporary, music as therapy, tribute music, and children’s music. Her song “Hand in Hand” (2014) and album “I Like Making Music” (2015) were on the Grammy Award’s longlist. Her recent show, “Love: An Algo-rhythmic Study”, a musical comedy, was awarded ‘Best of Fest’ at the Fringe Festival in Calgary, Alberta in August 2019.
Margaret composes therapeutic music that is uniquely personal for her clients to use as a coping tool that will help them find support between sessions. This creates an opportunity to control the frequency of appointments plus increase the potential for her clients learn to independently manage their challenges.
Projects include a Canadian Special Olympics Team Motto Anthem (2019); Music Therapy Albums: I, II & III; as well as a stage show of original songs and spoken word called Love: An Algo-rhythmic Study (2018) which won “Best of Fest” at the Calgary Fringe Festival, August 2019.
Most recently (2020), she has reworked here play into a one woman show and has been performing it in Covid-friendly outdoor settings. She has also started a podcast called Guided Harmonies, which combines her music with written words to create a therapeutic experience for the listener.