Barbara has B.A. in Music from Wellesley College, and an M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland. She has worked with the Music Teacher National Association in Pedagogy conventions and workshops.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Barbara has invaluable experience performing as a soloist as well as in piano duos, trios, quartets, quintets, with strings and winds.
In addition to maintaining her own piano studio, Barbara has spoken at annual pedagogy workshops for independent piano teachers, pedagogy workshops at the Sitar Center for the Arts, Washington, DC and pedagogy presentations at local, state and national MTNA conventions.
She has published several compositions for beginning and advanced studies, as well as a teaching guide for the piano; Key Notes: Creative Steps to Piano Success, A Book of Essays.
Barbara was Docent at Smithsonian Piano 300 exhibition from 2000-2001.
Barbara joined Levine in 1981 and has formerly held the Director of Education, Founder/Instructor of the Professional Studies Program and Piano Chair positions. She currently teaches private piano instruction.
“What I like most about working at Levine is the ability to meet and share ideas with like-minded colleagues.”
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
It is my goal to foster a love of music through the development of independent study skills, a firm knowledge of music fundamentals and frequent performance. I have developed a curriculum that builds on the strengths of each individual student, which includes strong technical, ensemble and sight-reading skills.
When Barbara is not lecturing or teaching the piano, she enjoys spending her time sailing and gardening.