Barbara Kober, concert artist, accompanist, teacher, writer and critic, teaches in her home studio and for BlackRock's Conservatory programs. She has performed in the Washington, DC area as a soloist and accompanist and has published articles in several major newspapers and magazines. Before turning to music full time, she spent 25 years working for the Washington Star. Barbara has Master of the Arts degree from American University, a Master of Arts in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Grove City College. She is a Permanent Professional Nationally Certified teacher of Music in Piano, A Steinway Teacher, and Education Partner, a member of Music Teacher National Association and Kappa Tau Alpha honorary journalism fraternity.