Teaching Piano, Organ and Keyboard
MARLA BARINA puts music into the hands of
both children and adults.
MARLA'S MUSIC opened in January 2008 at THE
HIGHLANDS CROSSING CENTER in Bella Vista,
Arkansas; offering instruction in piano,
organ and keyboard instruments.
The lessons can be geared to beginning or
advanced players; and can vary according to
the style of music the students wishes to
The assortment of instruments at MARLA'S
MUSIC ranges from a Baby Grand Piano to a
Lowrey Theatre Organ to a Hammond B3 Organ
to several different electronic keyboards.
Students have their choice and can
experience each type of keyboard instrument;
as each has unique characteristics.
Barina, who is originally from the
Dallas-Ft. Worth area of Texas, began
preparing for her career as a music teacher
when she began piano lessons at the age of
4. She added her organ skills at the age of
12. At age 16, the Thomas Organ Company
recognized her talent, having her play organ
music at various fine dining establishments
in the Dallas Area.
Barina obtained an Associates degree in
music from Richland College in Dallas, TX;
then went on to complete her Bachelor's
degree in Business from the University of
Texas at Arlington.
While living in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area,
for 15 years Barina sang with 3 classical
oratorio choruses; the Southwest Baptist
Theological Oratorio Chorus, the Fort Worth
Symphony Chorus and the chorus for the Fort
Worth-Dallas Ballet. She had to leave those
choruses behind when she moved to Bella
With all of that experience, you might
assume her favorite music to be classical,
but that's not the case.
"I don't have a favorite," she adds...."I
just love beautiful music."
At MARLA"S MUSIC students can learn pop,
jazz, classical, big band, country, latin
and other genres. Improvisation is a part of
the learning process. Typically, by learning
the melody line, plus a few chords; students
can be playing songs within a few weeks. As
the student progresses, Barina adapts her
teaching to each individuals talents and
unique skills and aspirations.
For more information about lessons, call
MARLA at 479-721-7778