Barbara Horseman

Barbara H.

Kansas City, KS

About Barbara H.

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Barbara teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: February 2014
Last sign in: Yesterday


I love music and I enjoy helping my students to share the fun and enjoyment of making music. I am a very patient teacher and have a good sense of humor. My experience includes over 25 years of teaching private singing and piano lessons as well as school music and choral directing of students of all ages

I have Bachelor and Master degrees in Vocal Performance with minor in piano. I especially enjoy teaching Broadway singing, but also teach country, classical and pop. In piano I teach all types. I have several former students that are pursuing musical careers in performance and teaching.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are tailored to individual students needs. Fundamentals are emphasized and I always enjoy finding out what each student wants to learn and help him/her to do that. I use books that will suit the individual's needs. I guarantee a fun atmosphere and positive experience to all students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is located in a quiet residential area and has a separate outdoor entrance. It is equipped with a Baldwin studio piano and CD equipment. There is a comfortable waiting area for parents as well.

*** Specialties ***
Even though I am classically trained, I feel at home with all types of music. I especially enjoy Broadway music and have had a lot of experience with working with students in this genre. I have former students who are performing in entertainment venues and several who are actively pursuing careers in music education.

I like to tailor my lessons to the individual student so I use many different excellent methods in teaching piano. I enjoy working with all ages----pre-school through adults.


Vocal Music Teacher

Sep 2001 - May 2011
Christ the King School

I taught vocal music in grades one through eight and also gave private piano lessons to students.


Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Master of Music in Vocal Performance

Sep 1956 - Jun 1958
University of Missouri at Kansas city

Bachelor of Music, Master of Music

Aug 1953 - Jun 1958
Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri at Kansas City

Languages Spoken

I have experience in teaching songs in Italian, French, German, and English.

Professional Proficiency


Delta Psi Omega, drama honorary, Sigma Alpha Iota

May 1957
Cottey College, Conservatory of Music and Dance of UMKC


Kansas State Scholarship to Cottey College

Mar 1953
Kansas P.E.O. Sisterhood


Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)

Apr 1957

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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11 Reviews on Barbara H.

Tim P. Jan 29, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Barbara is very thorough and patient. She is also a good communicator.
Delphine F. Dec 7, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My children have been taking piano lessons with Barabara for a little over 3 months, and I am amazed to see how well they can already play. My daughter is 7 and my son is 11 and they love going to their piano lesson. Barbara switched their music book to Christmas songs for the Holiday and my kids love to play them. She uses a mix of stickers and rewards to make the lesson fun and motivating for my children. She's a very good and kind teacher and my kids love her.
Tami N. Nov 6, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Barbara provided some very valuable breathing exercises to help me with my breath control. She was great to work with!
Hadja K. Oct 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Cheryl W. Aug 12, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I met Barb for the first time today. I really enjoyed our conversation. I can share more details further into our sessions. I believe she will get me the training I need to move forward with my career.
Mirena F. Jul 26, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great instruction and moving along well.
Catherine E. Apr 25, 2014
Verified Student
Patience of Job

Barbara is a kid-whisperer. She is excellent at figuring out how best to motivate each individual student and is extremely patient. I highly recommend her as a teacher!
Kim A. Feb 12, 2014
Verified Student
Great lesson

It's only been one lesson, but it is quite clear that Barbara knows her stuff. She has an air of comfort and confidence in her teaching that can only be achieved with years of experience. Barbara makes you instantly feel at home and makes an effort to get to know you before jumping into instruction. I'm looking forward to my next lesson with this great teacher!
Robyn B. Dec 2, 2013
Verified Student
Very Enjoyable

Barbara H. has a teaching technique that will build your natural voice and talent. I look forward to our lessons and always leave her studio with new knowledge and a smile.
James A. Jan 21, 2013
Verified Student
This product is Great

I love the way she teach FIRM BUT FAIR and very very nice I cant wait for the next lesson
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