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Barbara Johnson

Hartt Academic Advisor; Suzuki & Traditional Piano; Artist Teacher of Piano

HCD Music, Dean's Office for Hartt, Instrumental Studies

The Hartt School, Hartt Community Division
860.768.5977; 860.768.7984 F 210-5; F 20

MM, The Hartt School, University of Hartford

BM, The Hartt School, University of Hartford

  • Studies with Watson Morrison and David Westfall
  • Secretary and Treasurer of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society
  • Member of Pi Kappa Lambda since 1996
  • Recitals in the United States and Cyprus
  • Member of the Hartt collegiate faculty 1997–98 and 2002–present
  • Connecticut State Music Teachers Association member and state treasurer since 2005
  • Member, Hartt Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, an International Professional Music Fraternity for Women
  • Hartt Community Division faculty since 1998

Teaching Philosophy

In my teaching I try to discover each student’s strengths and weaknesses. As a teacher I set clear expectations, I have regular communications with students and parents and help each student achieve his/her goals. Students need to practice regularly, be eager to learn, participate in recitals, and be honest with me. I believe that each student deserves equal opportunities to learn music regardless of age, background, or ability. Not all students will take lessons throughout their lives but my hope is that they’ll remain music lovers and musically active.