Barbara had piano lessons as a child and went on to study music at the University of Southampton. After graduating she had a 10 year career in administration within the social care sector. During the latter part of this decade Barbara returned to piano lessons and this inspired her to take on piano students of her own. In 2014 she tentatively asked if she could “have a go” on the organ of a local church she attended. Barbara now combines piano teaching with a role as Director of Music at a village church in South Oxfordshire.