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Heidi Barker is a violinist, chamber musician, and teacher who loves using music to build community and kindle creative thinking. Her passion for sharing music with students of all ages has led her to participate in concerts, workshops, and internships both as a performer and as a teacher through partnerships with non-profit organizations internationally and in the U. S.
She earned her master's in string pedagogy at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and her master's in Chamber music performance at the Leonard Sorkin International Chamber Music Institute.
As someone who loves sharing music and grew up in a musical home, I want to know what kindled YOUR interest in the violin or viola. What are the styles, pieces and stories that brought you here and how can I meet you there and further your pursuit of music?
Though my training and experience are definitely strongest in the classical field, I love to work using folk, fiddle, swing, and other styles!
Heidi Barker is excellent in working with young students. She Is able to teach difficult skills through fun exercises. The student enjoys the learning and it makes the acquiring of the skill so much easier. Heidi is very knowledgeable and brings an excellent teaching skill set to each lesson. She is very personable and relatable. She is organized, dependable and always there to answer questions and to help. I highly recommend this teacher! Our student has learned and gained greatly from her! She is also an excellent player! I give her an A++! We could not be happier!
Weekly lessons of 30 or 60 minutes
1/2 hour lessons are $30
45 minute lessons are $40
Full hour lessons are $50
*DURING COVID-19 all lessons will be conducted online* I am happy to continue teaching through that medium or to transition into in-person teaching when it is safe to do so.
I always welcome the input of those I'm teaching (or their parents) to find the best pace to suit their learning style
Master's of Music in Chamber Music performance - Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music, 2018
Master's of Music in string Pedagogy - UW-Milwaukee, 2017
B. A. in Music, concentration in Violin - Covenant College, 2011