Dr Maria Varvarigou has been performing as a solo singer, oboist and choris-ter for many years. She has participated in several recordings of Greek tradi-tional songs and has developed great interest in performance practices of traditional music. She currently combines teaching and research in various funded research projects in the area of music education, at the Institute of Education. She completed her Ph.D. in 2009 as a scholar of the A.S. Onassis Foundation. In January 2010 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).