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Barbara A In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Keyboard, Classical Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz


Barbara A In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Keyboard, Classical Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Bachelor of Music Degree from Fontbonne University with an emphasis on piano pedagogy and performance

Course work in music therapy from Maryville University

Studied at the Lucerne Conservatory in 1970

Studied with Jules Gentile from Paris in 1980

Studied with Lyndon Croxford at the Saint Louis Institute of Music from 1972-1976.


Presenter of winners  at World piano cup in cincinnati Ohio

Presenter of winners  at state conventions in Missouri

Presenter at Federation of Music Teachers in Saint Louis

Participated in a teacher's workshop with Laura Schindler in Saint Louis in 1982


I love teaching piano, keyboard, and guitar and have been doing so for over thirty years in my Webster Groves studio. I have a degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Fontbonne University. Following graduation, I taught at the Saint Louis Institute of Music for eighteen years. I've also done course work in music therapy at Maryville University and have worked in area nursing homes for the past twenty five years. I have studied piano with Jules Gentile from Paris, France, Sister John Joseph Bezdek at Fontbonne University, and Lyndon Croxford at the Saint Louis Insitute of Music.
My teaching experience began at the age of thirteen. I gave lessons out of my home in Webster Groves, Missouri. I have been teaching students out of my home for thirty plus years. I will also go to the home. I like to encourage students to practice daily. Each student has a practice log which they have to fill out on a weekly basis. My job is to provide structure and consistency within a framework that is also fun for each students. I adhere to Randall Faber's research showing that between ages 4 and 7, it's all about fun; between ages 7 and 10, it's about what they can do; between 10 and 19 it's about showing off; and nineteen and above, it's about having a source of enjoyment.
I love Faber and Faber for piano. I have several very young students doing the series for preschoolers. These materials are supplemented with Keith Snell's literature books. All students do at least one duet per year and two recitals.

I love to take students as far as they can go in their lesson books and then back that up with the technic books, which are generally a bit easier. That helps with pacing the lessons and it pads the practice times. For guitar students I use the Essential Elements of Guitar and the Bay books

Each lesson starts with technical exercises, follwed by repertoire. Each student does theory during the lesson with twenty questions at the end. During this time, I do all review theory material. Difficult passages are marked with a "P" chart. They have to play the difficult part four times and get a "P" for each perfect playing. Every fifth time they have to repeat from the beginning to integrate the difficult part with the rest of the song. This ensures perfection in their pieces. I also do technical exercises. They have to play each challenging part ten times in a row perfectly.
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Jack Kennedy


It's been very good so far

Review posted on Jul 01, 2017

Madonna Mcfarland


Very good with children and helping them feel comfortable. Great teaching practices.

Review posted on Oct 28, 2015



Miss Barbara is terrific. She is encouraging and patient with our 5-year-old while keeping her focused and engaged. Our daughter's progress—and enthusiasm—has been remarkable.

Review posted on Jul 03, 2015

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