Search

Barbara S.

Bi-Lingual Musician

Bi-Lingual Musician

$45/hour

  • Yakima, WA 98902

About Barbara


Bio

I am a musician with a long teaching and performing history in both piano and voice. I was born in Austria, so had to learn English as my second language, grammar, vocabulary, colloquialisms, all of the challenges that are there for learning this difficult language. I enjoy teaching, and I care about how happily you are maneuvering the educational labyrinth.

I am a long-time editor of both fiction and non-fiction with a keen eye for the small details that improve a written work. Have...

I am a musician with a long teaching and performing history in both piano and voice. I was born in Austria, so had to learn English as my second language, grammar, vocabulary, colloquialisms, all of the challenges that are there for learning this difficult language. I enjoy teaching, and I care about how happily you are maneuvering the educational labyrinth.

I am a long-time editor of both fiction and non-fiction with a keen eye for the small details that improve a written work. Have taught German privately, so understand how teaching a second language works most efficiently.

This is my first language, giving me an innate understanding of its idiomatics and how to transfer them into equally flowing English.

I have taught piano and voice for over thirty years, both in my own studio and at public institutions. I work especially well with those who are just starting out, and am committed that the joy of making music and learning are maintained.

Since I am semi-retired, I have a fairly flexible schedule and am willing to travel to your home or place of learning. As an anxious student myself in years past, I understand the importance of teaching with kindness and patience as well as instilling enthusiasm for the learning process and the material.


Education

Reed
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Yakima, WA 98902
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Barbara hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, German, Proofreading

English

ESL/ESOL, Proofreading

Homeschool

Piano,

Piano

Studied piano from age 7 to 16, used my skill primarily to accompany myself after that. Private piano studio, State College, PA 1983 to 2001 Presently teaching piano in Yakima
ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL, German

Most Popular

Piano,

Piano

Studied piano from age 7 to 16, used my skill primarily to accompany myself after that. Private piano studio, State College, PA 1983 to 2001 Presently teaching piano in Yakima
ESL/ESOL

Music

Piano,

Piano

Studied piano from age 7 to 16, used my skill primarily to accompany myself after that. Private piano studio, State College, PA 1983 to 2001 Presently teaching piano in Yakima
Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

1984 – 2001 Private Voice and Piano Studio, State College, PA 2001 – 2002 Umbra Institute, Perugia, Italy (Voice and Music History) 2002 – 2011 Private Voice Studio, Portland, OR 2004 – 2012 Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR (Voice Studio) 2012 – Present Private Voice Studio

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

Piano,

Piano

Studied piano from age 7 to 16, used my skill primarily to accompany myself after that. Private piano studio, State College, PA 1983 to 2001 Presently teaching piano in Yakima
ESL/ESOL, German

$45/hour

Barbara S.

$45/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Barbara