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
 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 her 9th grade Gracie, and two adult daughters Bethany Barber and Christen (Brandon) Harper.
 Student Successes: Margy's studio produced the first Suzuki Talent Education Piano Book Seven graduates in the East Tennessee area, and now boasts a total of 8 of these graduates...Joe Davis, Roxie Friberg, Brianne Roddy, Kari Kuhns, Hannah Davis, Chad Miller, Stephen Adams, and Lori Baxter.