Bachelor, Smith College, 1948; Bachelor of Music, Yale University, 1951; Master of Arts, Brooklyn College, 1975.
Member music faculty, Lenox School, New York City, 1958-1961; member music faculty, Dalton Schools, New York City, 1961-1979; member music faculty, Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, 1980-1987; member music faculty, Columbia University, New York City, since 1987.
Member American Recorder Society (editor American Recorder 1960, member editorial board since 1981, member education committee since 1965, president 1976-1980, 89-90, vice president 1984-1988), Country Dance and Song Society (teacher since 1965).
Married Richard Carl Sacksteder, June 7, 1975. Stepchildren: Elizabeth Marie Sacksteder, Katherine Sacksteder.