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    Dr Anna Mariguddi is a Lecturer, specialising in music education, in the Department of Primary and Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University. Anna has achieved a BMus (Hons), PGCE (secondary music education with specialist instrumental teaching), MA and PGCTHE before completing her PhD (focused upon perceptions of informal learning, secondary music education). Anna is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of Learning and Teaching at Edge Hill University. Prior to joining the University, Anna has taught instrumental lessons to primary-aged children and secondary school classroom music lessons.

    Research interests

    Anna’s research interests include general music education, an informal learning approach in music education, research-informed practice, co-researching, teacher identity, qualitative research and research ethics.

    Anna is Co-Lead for the Inclusion, Diversity and Identity Research Network (Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University). Anna also sits on the Education Research Ethics Committee (Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University).


    Anna has taught on a variety of programmes at Edge Hill University, including: PGCE secondary music (with QTS), PGCE further education and training, PGCE primary education (with QTS), UG primary education (with QTS), MA education.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education

    Education/Academic qualification

    Music Education, PhD, Perceptions of the informal learning branch of Musical Futures, Edge Hill University


    Teaching in Higher Education, PGCert, Edge Hill University


    Education, MA, University of Wolverhampton


    Psychology (Aston Diploma), Other, Aston University


    Secondary Music Education (QTS), Specialist Instrumental Teaching (RNCM), PGCert, Manchester Metropolitan University


    Music (BMus Hons), Other, University of Manchester


    Other positions

    External Examiner - PGCE Secondary (QTS) Music Education and Music Education with Specialist Instrumental Teaching, Manchester Metropolitan University

    5 May 202231 Dec 2025

    Research Institutes

    • Institute for Social Responsibility

    Research Groups

    • Narrative Research Network (Education)
    • Inclusion, Diversity and Identity Research Network (Education)


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