Information about the Instructors
Mrs. Joanne Barnaba
Mrs. Joanne Marie Barnaba
established Joanne Marie's School of Piano in 1975 in upstate New
York. This large
private music school is still in existence and continues to serve
the Central New York area.
My education includes a Bachelor of
Music Degree (cum laude) from the Crane School of Music, Potsdam,
N.Y., with a concentration in Special Education Music, Major
instrument -Piano. I received my Master of Science Degree from the
SUC at Cortland, N.Y., with permanent teacher certification. In
Clinton, N.Y., I established a National Guild of Piano Teachers
Guild Center, and served as Chairperson for many years. I have
recently established a new National Guild of Piano Teachers center
in Lake Wylie, SC. I am also a faculty member and adjudicator
for the Guild, as well as being permanently certified, and a
member of their Hall of Fame. I have also completed
professional workshops and training in Kindermusik and am licensed
and certified to teach Kindermusik Village, Our Time, Growing with
Kindermusik, and Kindermusik for the Young Child.
I have attended many workshops on piano
pedagogy including those of Dennis Alexander, Dr. Willard Palmer,
Amanda Vick Lethco, Jane Smisor Bastien, James Bastien, Robert
Vandall, Walter and Carol Noona, David Carr Glover, Maurice
Hinson, and Mayron Cole.
I have written an article on Adult Piano
Study for Keyboard Companion magazine. Also, I have written two
articles on piano teaching for Clavier Magazine, as well as an
article on music for Piano Guild Notes Magazine.
I am a member of the Charlotte Piano
Teachers Forum and the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
Research indicates that children studying
music show marked improvements in other subjects as well. My
curriculum is designed to give students a complete picture of
music through lessons and to develop lasting musical skills!
Mr. Dan Barnaba
Mr. Dan Barnaba has a music education degree in
progress at Winthrop University, with a concentration in Jazz
Guitar. He currently instructs all percussion/drum, guitar,
saxophone (along with most beginner-to-intermediate piano) students
for the School of Piano. Mr. Barnaba often composes and arranges for
full orchestra, and is actively involved in recording, mixing and
mastering various musical projects. His work has appeared on two
CDs, one featuring some of his earlier orchestral works, and
his participation as an alto saxophone player in the Winthrop
University Symphonic Band.
Mr. Barnaba tends to take a relaxed yet focused
approach to music studies, and has achieved extraordinary results
with students aged anywhere from 3 to 60.
This webpage is maintained by David Barnaba
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