Marion Wood studied Music & Electronics at the University of Keele, and Postgraduate Orchestral Conducting at the RCM. Freelance conducting work included the Belfast Philharmonic Choir, and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, with orchestral work focusing on young professionals and experienced amateurs, and choir engagements ranging from absolute beginners (of all ages) to opera and chamber choirs. From 2006 Marion was Director of Music at Exeter University, responsible for supporting student music of all genres. Completing a Masters in Psychological Research Methods in 2013, she designed a pioneering study in Sight-reading at the Piano before moving to Germany. Marion currently teaches courses in Applied Music Psychology and Orchestral Excellence at the Musikhochschule in Münster, continuing her research with the Psychology department there.