Dance, Guitar, Percussion (Non-Drum Kit), Voice, Body Rhythm
Styles - Swing, Doo Wop, Traditional Folk, Old Time, Country Blues
Techniques - Vocals: Vocal Stylings, Doo Wop Harmony, Swing Harmony; Dance: Fundamentals of Ballet, Appalachian Clogging; Guitar: Strumming Variations, Syncopation, Simple Fingerstyle; Rhythms: Washboard, Bones and Body Rhythms with Commonalities
Barbara has performed four decades in Chicago and the greater Midwest appearing solo and fronting multiple bands: The Laketown Buskers, The Teflons, The Schticklers, Silver Rose, Buds & Shoots. She is on faculty in four departments at the Old Town School, which offers 13 of her classes online. From national radio to workshops as far as Helsinki, Finland, Barbara has presented vocals, guitar, piano, dance, washboard, bones and percussive feet. Barbara spent two decades touring her Rothschild Foundation-supported White Crane Players, numbers six audio recordings and hundreds of free-lance gigs listed on her website www.silverbeammusic.com.
Education: Indiana University - Bachelors Degree
Chicago Dance Center, Columbia College Dance Center, Chicago City Ballet Supplemental Training
Started at the Old Town School in September of 1996