Musicologie is Here!

  So I’ve been teaching music for over 10 years now. Man, I love it. When I’m not performing, it’s my favorite thing to do. And for the past two years, I’ve been doing that teaching out of my own home as Kay Barker Studio. Now, my husband and I are expanding our house-run operations […]

10 Things to Know Before You Begin a Piece

When a student first starts learning a new piece, I always ask the same question: “What can you tell me about this piece?” It’s a simple question, but an important one. Before you even put your hands on the piano, there’s a lot you can learn about a song. 1) Who wrote this piece? 2) […]

Creating a Better Studio: Music Teacher’s Helper and Privio

The Problem I have a confession: I hate keeping track of all the scheduling and billing here at Kay Barker Studio. As a musician, the Excel and Quicken lobes of my brain have never fully developed. I’d much rather spend time with my piano and voice students, helping them grow and learn, and seeing the […]

5 Tips For Motivating Your Child to Practice

My mom used to sit with me sometimes while I practiced for my piano lessons as a kid. It helped keep me on track and focused when things got frustrating or hard. I know she must have had other things to do, my siblings to take care of, a house to keep clean, a demanding […]