About Barney...
Subject / Grade Orchestra & Guitar 6-8
Room: 21
Phone: 480-883-5312
Email: Barney
"Don't be gloomy. Do not dwell on unkind things. Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. Look a little deeper for the good. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye, and a smile on your face, with a great and strong purpose in your heart."
-- Gordon B. Hinckley

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Welcome to Orchestra and Guitar! Learning music and practicing your musical talent will provide you with great enjoyment during your life.

My Education and Professional Background

I began studying piano at age 8 and took private lessons for 10 years. In addition, I begin playing the cello at age 8 and continued through college and sang in the school choir for 2 years While at Brigham Young University, I played in the Symphony for 2 years and performed 15 concerts in Europe with 'America's Youth in Concert' as a cellist and also as a soprano in the choir. I also performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City with this large group. I have taught school orchestra, band, show choir, and drama. At home, I teach private music lessons on violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, voice and harp.

My Educational Philosophy

Learning music instills self-discipline, respect, dedication, character, confidence and builds a vast knowledge of the fine arts. It creates a great opportunity to build social skills by making new friendships with fellow musicians and student musicians from other schools.

The Choice is Yours!  Why Choose AJHS?

We offer several musical performance opportunities to orchestra students: District Honor Orchestra, State Honor Orchestra, NAU Jr. High Festival, ABODA Jr. High Festival, Performance with Chandler High School Orchestra and 3 evening concerts each year.

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