Violinist and violist Barbara Barber is internationally known as a recording artist, pedagogue, publisher, consultant, adjudicator, editor and author. She has concertized and presented at conferences, institutes and workshops across the United States, and in Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Sweden and Bermuda. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras across the United States, Mexico, and Brazil. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in violin performance from Texas Tech University with additional studies at Interlochen Music Camp, Rocky Ridge Music Center, Accademia di Chigiana in Italy, Taos School of Music and Banff Centre. Her teachers have been Josephine McAndrew, Rosemary Malocsay, James Barber, Angel Reyes and Sidney Harth. Barber has taught violin and violin pedagogy at Texas Tech University, Texas Christian University, and the University of Colorado in Boulder. Active in the American String Teachers Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Barbara Barber has been recognized for her many articles, presentations and roles on advisory and editorial boards. She was Chair of the Violin Committee for the revision of the 2003 ASTA String Syllabus and is a Registered Violin Teacher Trainer and past board member of the SAA. Her 28 books and CDs — Solos For Young Violinists, Solos For Young Violists, Scales For Advanced Violinists, Scales for Advanced Violists, Twinkle Variations Festival Arrangement and Fingerboard Geography — are published by Preludio Music Inc., distributed exclusively by Alfred Publishing Company and sold worldwide. She has also released a CD with Brian Lewis and Michael McLean entitled Care To Tango? (Oak Cliff) and has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Bach Festival, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia of Colorado, Estes Park Music Festival, Chamber Music Society of Estes Park, Estes Park Chamber Orchestra and Longmont Symphony. For eight years Barber served as Artist Teacher in Violin at Boulder Arts Academy and now maintains a private studio in Estes Park and Longmont with Longmont Suzuki Strings. She lives in Estes Park with her husband James and grandson Tyrin.
Studio Location: Estes Park and Longmont, CO