Out and About

My piano studio takes part in several community events and service projects each year. From playing on a Steinway grand piano right on the street during Chattanooga’s annual “Parking Day”, to piano Christmas concerts at local assisted living senior homes, each opportunity helps my students of all ages to understand that their music is a gift to be shared, and gives purpose to their practice!

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Margy Barber

A Suzuki piano instructor in the Chattanooga, TN area, Margy Barber holds a Bachelor degree in Music Education and was privileged to study under Gayla Austin and Dr. Alan Nichols. She received Suzuki Talent Education piano training with Yasuko Joichi, Sue Vasquez, and Caroline Frasier. She has taught for 30 years, 26 of those with Suzuki Method. She served for 11 years coordinating the Suzuki Talent Education piano program at Cadek Conservatory at the University of Tennessee/Chattanooga.

Currently her private home studio of 38 students is thriving, and has produced seven Suzuki Piano Volume 7 graduates. She chairs the National Piano Guild Chattanooga, TN chapter auditions.

Margy is married to David, and proud mom to three creative daughters. She serves as pianist/keyboardist at Stuart Heights Baptist Church in Hixson, TN, as well as assistant adult choir conductor, and coordinator for 100 students in the children’s choir worship programs.

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