Marita, a native of Carlow town, began piano tuition with well renowned local piano tutor, Vonnie Bolton, before gaining entry to further her studies at the RIAM.
While a student at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal primary school, Marita began violin tuition, through the acclaimed Suzuki method and Piano Accordion with Sr. Anna Hyland. She furthered her musical studies on both instruments with the McAuley family in Kilkenny and David Ellis, of the Vanbrough Quartet.
Marita specialises in and enjoys both classical and Irish traditional music genres and has studied both professionally. She attained her teaching diploma in traditional Irish music (TTCT) through CCE and completed her Suzuki training, level 1 and 2, on Violin.
She has both Leinster and All-Ireland titles in violin and Piano Accordion and has toured extensively throughout Europe with her talent. Her musical talent is now being passed to the next generation, with her daughter, a member of the RIAM student faculty.