about




"Music, like storytelling, should transport the listener with joy
or grief into the music - and hers does." 

-Leo Zamparelli 




Barbara teaches piano at Cabrini College, coaches and accompanies voice students as staff pianist at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and plays for opera and music theatre productions including those of The Savoy Company of Philadelphia. In 2015 she joined the faculty of the Luzerne Music Center as piano instructor and collaborative pianist. Barbara has served as accompanist at Immaculata University and Bennington College, organist/choirmaster at churches in New York City, Maine and Villanova, and taught piano at Bennington and Harcum Colleges.  She plays solo at live music venues and coordinates the Fine Arts Concert Series at Cabrini.  A Conservatory Dean's Talent Award winner at Oberlin Conservatory, she earned a degree in English and studied piano with Robert McDonald. Her primary teachers were Eleanor Sokoloff and Susan Starr. She lives in Philadelphia.