Tiffany Barnes received her bachelor’s degree in Piano Pedagogy from Utah State University and has
been teaching piano for 16 years. During her high school and college careers she participated in several
piano competitions receiving many Superior ratings along with 1st and 2nd winner of the Utah Music
Teachers Association Concerto Competitions. In undergraduate school, Ms. Barnes served as a gold
level teacher for 8 years at USU Youth Conservatory in Logan, Utah, and later became a staff member
for teaching college piano at Utah State University. During this time, she was a member of Utah Music
Teachers’ Association and Music Teachers’ National Associaton.
After graduation, Ms. Barnes became a high school math teacher at a charter school in Los Angeles,
CA, and earned her single subject teaching credentials in mathematics and music from Alliant
International University. Ms. Barnes has studied piano with four major instructors: Laura Bronson,
Professor Dennis Hirst, Brad Kay, and Professor Ralph Van Der Beek.