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Mary Barba

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Voice, Ukulele

Mary Barba is a music lover, a passionate teacher, and an educational philosophy enthusiast. Throughout her life, Mary has been on a mission to improve the lives of all musicians by teaching them how they can utilize music to express themselves, develop patience and integrity, and experience happiness. Throughout their lessons, Mary's students will study performance, musical literacy, ear training and audiation, music theory, improvisation and composition, and more. Students will perform and study music from a wide variety of genres and create their own music, developing their love for a wide variety of sounds.

Mary began playing Viola when she was eight years old, and hasn’t stopped since! Currently, she plays Viola in the New Hampshire Philharmonic in Salem, New Hampshire. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire and is currently finishing up her Master of Music Education online at Illinois State University after a year of residency leading their String Project. During her undergraduate degree, Mary helped jumpstart the University of New Hampshire Youth Symphony Orchestra program. During her graduate studies, Mary perfected her pedagogies, developed her studio curriculum, and honed her own playing skills. Mary believes in lifelong education, and hopes to instill this ardent love for learning in all of her students.

Mary believes that each student will uniquely learn from individualized instruction, and therefore utilizes an eclectic mix of philosophies and literature in her classrooms. She adopts literature and pedagogical philosophies from Shinichi Suzuki, Paul Roland, Mimi Zweig, and Bennet Reimer. She takes into account the skills and needs of each student in order to develop personalized plans of study for individuals. She works with students of all ages and abilities. We are so fortunate to have Mary on our Fabulous Faculty!

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Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire, Master of Music Education at Illinois State University

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