The Instructor and the Studio

Before Piano Ensemble 2011

Lynnette Barney is a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative piano teacher and a registered Music Together® teacher.  Her goal is to provide enjoyable, motivating, and individualized music instruction to each student and family.

Lynnette’s quest for a research-based early childhood music program led her to Music Together.  She became a registered teacher and was licensed to open a Music Together program in the summer of 2013.  She loves the foundation that Music Together gives children and their families, preparing young children for future success in other musical adventures.

Students in the Creative Keys piano studio develop many skills including note-reading, improvisation, transposition, and technique, as well as knowledge of theory and music history.  Mrs. Barney has a particular love for collaborative music and provides many opportunities to learn and perform piano ensemble works and explore group improvisation.

P1150097Private lessons are taught on a 6 1/2 foot Kawaii RX-A grand piano which sits side by side with an 80 year old 5 1/2 foot Chickering grand piano.  The studio also features a fully equipped keyboard lab where students explore theory, music history, composition and improvisation, ear training, rhythm, and have a lot of fun!  The keyboard lab includes four Yamaha DGX-640 keyboards for ensembles and to take on the road, two iPads, and a state-of-the-art Yamaha Clavinova CVP-705.  A large carpeted space is perfect for Music Together classes, group lessons, and summer camps.P1150095 (640x480)

Students at Creative Keys have access to a large lending library of music from many genres to help them sightread and discover new music.  Frequent studio incentive games help keep students motivated in their music studies.

Mrs. Barney has been a music educator in Tucson for over twenty-five years.  She is a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the treasurer of the Arizona State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA), and a member of the Tucson Music Teachers Association (TMTA).  As a collaborative musician she has accompanied choirs, musical theater productions, voice lessons, and ballet classes for over twenty-five years.  She also serves as a church musician and enjoys presenting at music teacher conferences.  She has studied with Dr. Rex Woods, Dr. Jeffrey Shumway, and David Glen Hatch.

Mrs. Barney seeks to preparing students to be lifelong musicians and has enjoyed preparing her students to accompany school, college, and church choirs; earn college piano scholarships; serve as church organists; share music with their families; and play for their own love of the piano.