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"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem

         improbable, and....soon they become inevitable."   

                                                                                 Christopher Reeve



    Mrs. Barbera's Education:

          Private Instruction with Susan Starr, Philadelphia, PA   1964-1969.
          Bachelor of Science in Music Education, West Chester University, 1977.
          Graduate Assistantship, Teaching Piano Minors, West Chester University, 1978.
          Graduate Assistantship, Keyboard Dept., Northwestern University, 1979-1980.
          Master of Music: Chamber Music and Accompanying, Northwestern University, 1980.
          University of Salzburg, Austria    Course on Mozart   July, 1987.

     Teaching Experience:

           Staff, Faculty, Special Arrangement Piano Teacher,
                   Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA     1980-1996       


          Gettysburg College, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Piano.    Spring, 1984.


          Loire Valley Music Institute, Loire, France  Piano Faculty.   Summer, 1996.
          Middle School Music Teacher, Upper Darby School District, 1994-1999.

          Margate School District, 1999-present.


            Music in the Parks Choral Competition     1994-2007
            Sounds of the Season for the MAPS Foundation  1999-present

            Stockton Chorale and Oratorio Society   2003-2013
                    Accompanying under the direction of Dr. Beverly Vaughn


               The Original Tuscany Singers   2002-2013

                    Accompanying at the Renault Winery





Upcoming Musical Performances


Grandparents & Grand-Friends Day--November 22nd, 2017


Chorus trip to WFPG--Eddie Davis Show--December 7th, 2017 8:30 a.m.


Third &  Fourth grade     MAPS Foundation appearance at

Resorts' Margaritaville Restaurant--December 12th, 2017  11:00 a.m.


Holiday Show and Sing-A-Long  Friday, December 15th, 2017  1:50  p.m.


First band rehearsal--3rd period on Wednesday, 12-20-17  3rd period

(just the children--not quite ready for the public:-)                                                                                                                        


Instrumental students to Tighe School   March 15th  10:00-11:30 a.m.


Third & Fourth grade Chorus members--performing for

Margate's Got Talent on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the PAC!


Enrichment program SQUIRM  K, 1st, & 3rd grades   

April 24th, 2018 date change

The children should wear their dark pants and sneakers to school

on Tuesday a.m. for the show at 2 p.m.  Shirts and accessories are here at


(April 26th is Take Your Child to Work Day)


Fourth grade enrichment--assisting in the areas of stage crew, program

design and distribution and decorating the stage with Mrs. Thompson---

for all of our programs.



How Does Your Garden Grow  Second Grade Play with Mrs. Valencia and

Mrs. LeVan            May 3rd  P.M.         May 4th   A.M.


Talent Show  May 18, 2018                                                                                                                                Mandatory DRESS Rehearsal   Thursday, 5-17-18   

3-4  p.m.  ON Stage 


Spring Concert    May 23, 2018   

All choral groups and the band