• Piano Lessons in Cape May County and Online

    25 Years of Experience

    Discover Your Inner Musician

    Hello!
    My name is Barbara Miller and I am happy that you found your way here to my piano website. I teach children and adults both privately and in shared lessons.

    Playing the piano offers me great joy, inspiration, and challenge. Having experienced the blessings and advantages that music education imparts, I want to share this knowledge with you. Music is a vital and essential part of being human. My aim is to help you discover how playing the piano can inspire, delight and challenge you as a companion for life.

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    My approach is to “gamify music learning.” I work with parents, who are a child’s most important teacher, to help them make practice fun while developing the discipline and character that piano lessons are known to inspire. I use Better Practice App, an easy to use lesson manager and practice tool which makes practice enjoyable as students can see their progress over time and organize their practice to achieve the maximum benefit from lessons. BPA allows me to communicate with students between lessons, send and receive videos and audio recordings, and connect them with performances that inspire them to play beautifully. During online lessons, I can share my screen and play games or display musical notation.

    For school age children and most adults, I use the innovative and proven Piano Safari method. Piano Safari offers ​A holistic approach combining ears, eyes, and imagination that allows students to become musically literate at the piano.

    I have recently completed the training for a brilliant new method from the U.K. called Ready to Play for ages 4-6 that emphasizes developing the ear through movement, singing, and games.

    For those who desire a more traditional approach, I use the best of the traditional methods: Faber’s Piano Adventures.

    I am a lifelong learner. After graduating with a degree in music education, I continued taking lessons in piano, voice, guitar, attending conferences, and learning about the psychology of learning music. When the Covid crisis hit, I was initially dismayed that I could not sing along with my students, demonstrate techniques, and play duets. I entered a period of intense study of everything that the internet and new technology had to offer in the way of teaching music. After overcoming some technical challenges and lots of self-study, I am now very happy teaching online and my students and their parents look forward to weekly lessons.

    • Piano Safari
      A holistic approach combining ears, eyes, and imagination
      • 6+
        Years old
      • Private, Group
        Lessons
    • Ready to Play
      Developing through movement, singing and games
      • 4-6
        Years old
      • Private, Group
        Lessons
    • Piano Adventures
      A traditional approach to learning
      • 4+
        Years old
      • Private
        Lessons
  • About Barbara

    Having begun piano lessons at age 5, I cannot remember a time when piano was not part of my life. In my teen years, I participated in choirs and musical productions and went on to study organ. I helped finance my college music degree playing for church worship services. As a parent, I sang and played musically with my children every day. They both had lessons and were involved in school music programs. Music is still an important part of their lives; Matthew is a classical music afficiando and sings, and Kelly is a guitar player and singer. In 2000 I helped found the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore and became its first (and only to this point) Director of Music.

     

    • Gettysburg College: Bachelor of Science in Music Education
    • Provided Piano Accompaniment for Voice Lessons, Dance Classes, choir rehearsals, and musical productions.
    • Music educator at Sandy Spring Friends School and West Cape Elementary
    • Licensed Early Childhood Music educator with the Kindermusik program
    • June 2017 completed training for Piano Safari
    • August 2020 completed training for Ready to Play!
    • Member of Vibrant Piano Teachers
    • Member of Teaching Music Online
    • Member Association of Unitarian Universalist Music Ministry
    • Music Director at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore

     

    • “Barbara is an excellent teacher–organized, encouraging and very good at implementing new learning techniques if needed. I highly recommend her as a piano teacher! “

      Barbara Chojnacki
    • “Her passion for teaching piano coupled with her patience and discipline foster an atmosphere of growth and learning.”

      Lori Basile
    • “Barbara’s rapport with both children and adults make her a fantastic teacher of this wonderful method.”

      Karen Zindell
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