I have almost 30 years of experience teaching voice, working with choral groups, voice students as well as classroom music instruction. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Music Education as well as a Masters degree in music from an accredited school of music and have been performing both as a soloist and in vocal performance groups since I was a teenager. I bring to the vocal/music studio all of this experience as well as a heart to pass along this experience to others that desire to share the song that is in their heart. If it is your desire to sing, play the keyboard or guitar, please get in touch with me!
*** Lesson Details ***
When a student gets started with me , wherever their interest lies, I work to discover where they are on their musical journey, discuss some goals they would like to set for themselves and put a teaching and learning plan into motion.
For vocalists my primary goal is to assist anyone who is looking to improve the tonal quality and strength of their singing or speaking voice while reducing vocal tension and voice fatigue.
I facilitate singers of any level, age or style who seek to improve breath support, diction, range, tone quality, and ease of singing. This is achieved through a variety of singing exercises, fun vocal drills and creative singing games that we do in lesson time and with instruction on what to do at home.
For individuals seeking to develop basic musical understandings in theory, keyboard skills and guitar, I endeavor to start with were they are and take them to where they desire to be as a musician; opening up doors of music understanding and performance skills that help them on their musical journey.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard/Piano, Sound system, computer
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a portable Keyboard if needed for in home keyboard lessons.
*** Specialties ***
Children's Voice and Vocal Techniques for all ages. Beginning piano and Keyboard basics.
Taught music theory, Class Voice, Church Music Administration, Song Leading, Rehearsal Techniques
· Piano · In studio Jacy needs to stay familiar with her keys while on vacation. I found the instructions from Barry to be very helpful, we appreciate his assistance..
· Singing · In studio My first lesson went just fine the teacher is very knowledgeable and I look forward to my next meeting
· Singing · In studio He mad me feel comfortable and we dived right in
· Piano · In studio Barry is a wonderful teacher for my son. Barry work with my son over 2 years now, With his knowledge of all different kind of music taugh my son a lot.
· Singing · Excellent vocal lessons, also music theory and more!
Took courses over a 2 year period. Always informative and very helpful. Instructor willing to do whatever it took for students to be successful. Highly recommend for anyone from beginning musician to experienced wishing to refine their skills