About Margy

Background:
1992-2005, Adjunct Piano Instructor, Cadek Conservatory of Music at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
1996-2007, Children's Choir Director, Central Baptist Church of Hixson
1996-2005, Suzuki Talent Education Piano Coordinator, Cadek Conservatory
2005-Present, Lead Instructor, Margy Barber Piano Studio
2007-Present, Worship Pianist, Stuart Heights Baptist Church
2008-Present, Children and Youth Choirs Coordinator, Stuart Heights Baptist Church
2014-Present, Chattanooga Chairperson for National Piano Guild 

 Qualifications:
--Bachelor of Science in Music Education, 1992
    (piano study with Gayla Austin and Dr. Alan Nichols)
--Suzuki Talent Education Certification--Piano Level 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, and 5
    (trained with Yasuko Joichi, Sue Vasquez, Caroline Frasier, and Fay Adams)
--National Piano Guild Honor Roll member, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
 Associations: --Member, Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
--Member and Local Chairperson, National College of Piano Teachers (Piano Guild)
 Hobbies: In her "spare" time she enjoys reading (Tolkien a favorite!) and scrapbooking. She is also a free-lance writer, and enjoys time with her family--husband Dave and daughter Gracie a senior in High School, two adult daughters Bethany Barber and Christen (Brandon) Harper, and new grandbaby Auggie!
 Student Successes: The Barber Piano Studio produced the first Suzuki Talent Education Piano Book Seven graduates in the East Tennessee area, and now boasts a total of 9 of these graduates...Joe Davis, Roxie Friberg, Brianne Roddy, Kari Kuhns, Hannah Davis, Chad Miller, Stephen Adams, Lori Baxter, and LilyGrace Mitchell. In addition, at least 20 students from the studio have gone on to study music in college and/or establish a career in music teaching, ministry, or music business!