Welcome to my website! My name is Jubilee Barker, and I am a qualified piano teacher who teaches in the Sacramento area. I specialize in teaching beginners to late intermediate level students, both children and adults.
I grew up in a musical family and started playing the piano as soon as I could reach the keys. I was privileged to receive twelve years of private classical piano training from a San Francisco Conservatory-trained pianist, Valerie Hawkins, who nurtured my passion for music and for classical music in particular. I also studied music theory at American River College.
I started teaching piano students at age 17, and have kept a full roster of piano students ever since. In addition to teaching private students all over Sacramento, I have taught piano at Kline Music since 2007. I enjoyed teaching at Barthelmes Conservatory of Music in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2009, and I have enjoyed many opportunities to perform for weddings, accompany for classical recitals, compose, provide music for church groups, and entertain at convalescent homes.
I have taught numerous students - from youngsters beginning their musical journey on the family spinet, to talented high schoolers, to determined seniors looking for an enriching hobby. I am gifted with patience for brand-new beginners, as well as adults returning to piano after a long hiatus. I can help every student develop strong reading and playing skills, confidence, and musicality.
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." - Plato
I offer piano lessons for children ages 5 and up in the Sacramento area. Lessons are private, thirty-minute or one hour sessions tailored to the student's individual pace. Lessons are weekly, four times per month.
My approach is traditional (students learn basic music fundamentals, chords and scales, theory, technique) with an emphasis on learning classical repertoire. I specialize in developing strong reading and playing skills from the very beginning, as well as incorporating theory, correct technique, sight-reading, and a variety of "interesting" material in each lesson. I rely on the Piano Adventures/ Faber method for my young students, the Alfreds method for adults, along with a lot of classical sheet music. I am also able to help guide students in other genres they might enjoy (sacred songs, ragtime, popular). Usually students will have the opportunity to perform at an annual Winter Recital.
Tuition is [contact for rates] per month for one student with an additional charge based on your location.
(916) 501-0856 - Phone
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Tuesday - Saturday