What is great about Ms. Barney’s studio is she makes learning music FUN! Lessons are never boring at her studio. She makes learning interesting by using different methods including written, electronic, group activities and games among other tools. My children have been exposed to so much musical knowledge in the three years they have been with her beyond just learning how to play the piano. She has provided so many learning opportunities from learning how the organ works from a church organist to master classes with composers and jazz musicians. Performance opportunities include music festivals, recitals at retirement homes and studio recitals. My children have different personalities, musical strengths, and goals. Ms. Barney is able to individualize their lessons so each is able to learn effectively. My daughter was initially very intimidated to improvise at the piano as her previous teacher only taught her how to read and interpret music. Now my daughter is able to improvise and experiment with music in addition to performing at a very high level. With Ms. Barney’s encouragement my son’s natural talent of improvising and composing has blossomed. He has participated and placed in many composition and songwriting competitions in the three years he has been at her studio. She is able to encourage her students to explore music creatively and outside the box. All this along with her effervescent and kind personality makes lessons with Ms. Barney unique. I am grateful we have a music teacher like Ms. Barney in Tucson. My children love her. I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in learning to play the piano and understand music its many forms.