Martha McGaughey (viola da gamba) studied with Jodi Savall and Wieland Kuijken. For many years she was a member of the Five Centuries Ensemble, based in Paris. A founding member of Gold and Glitter and Empire Viols, Martha is on the faculty of Mannes College of Music in New York and has taught at Stanford University and the Ecole Nationale de Musique Angoulême (France). She also teaches ESL at Building One Community, The Center for Immigrant Opportunity, in Stamford, Connecticut.