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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 learn.

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 Vista.

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

Studio Location
1801 Forest Hills Blvd. #116
Highlands Crossing Center
(Hwy 279 at Hwy 340)
Bella Vista, AR 72715
(479) 721-7778