Teaching Archives - KAY BARKER

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 […]