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Barbie Anaka is an accomplished vocal coach and piano teacher who also teaches songwriting and leads seminars on the music business.  Her students have been finalists in singing contests: Seattle Stars, Seattle Idol and The Seattle Kobe Jazz Vocalist Competition; they've landed leading roles in productions like Miss Saigon, Annie and Rent; have recorded demos and full length albums.  Barbie is a member of the Washington State Music Teachers' Association and the Seattle Music Teachers' Association.

TEACHING REVIEWS:

  • 5/5 stars

    Barbie has taught my high school-age daughter voice lessons for two+ years, and has done a wonderful job refining and expanding the range of her voice, enhancing her performance skills and instilling confidence at every level by setting and achieving high standards / goals. Barbie is very personable, professional and extremely talented. She's been a great mentor. We love to listen to her teach our daughter! She's been a gift to our whole family!

 

  • 5/5 stars

    Barbie is a great musician with vast professional experience, which she shares with our son during voice and piano lessons. She is always coming up with new challenges and opportunities for him and he loves working with her.

  • 5/5 stars

    Barbie has been the guiding hand behind my kids learning to play the piano and now they have moved onto stage performance with a focus on vocals. She is always timely and comes for the last minute tune-up for auditions! We highly recommend her!

  • 5/5 stars

    As a professional keyboardist, I've had the pleasure of working with two of Barbie Anaka's students over the past many years. She's done a fabulous job of developing their vocal and piano skills from early beginnings to the intermediate / advanced levels they perform at now. The most impressive thing that I see is the students' confidence and enthusiasm with which they perform. I highly recommend Barbie for piano or vocal lessons!

  • 5/5 stars

    Barbie is the second instructor I've worked with in the year since I began playing the piano. I learned more in the first three weeks with Barbie than I did in over three months with my prior instructor. I've been ever frustrated with the instructors I've had for guitar and piano because it was never clear what I should be doing to improve. Barbie has a plan. There is no question of what to practice or how to practice it. She focuses on mechanics enough to improve performance, but not to the point where it's not fun anymore. I would highly recommend Barbie to students of all ages. My only complaint is that she doesn't also teach guitar.

  • 5/5 stars

    I've seen Barbie perform and was blown away by her talent! She's an Amazing Performer and Teacher. I've seen some of her student performances and can see how she has helped them grow and understand music and performing. It's obvious that she loves what she does.

 

For additional information about lessons with Barbie, email grnlight@earthlink.net