Biography — Barbara Siemens M.A., B.Mus., ARCT, BCRMTA

Private Piano Teacher                                                                        Barbara Siemens, Vancouver piano teacher.
Senior RCM Examiner
RCM Clinician
Piano Adjudicator
Author – The Piano Workbook Series

Academic Achievements
Master of Arts in Historical Musicology, UBC
Bachelor of Music, Piano Major, UBC
ARCT Teacher’s Diploma; Gordon Hallet Scholarship for highest mark in Canada
ARCT Performer’s Diploma, Piano

Publications

The Piano Workbook: A Resource and Guide for Students in Ten Levels, 2007.
The Piano Workbook Teacher’s Manual, 2008
The Sight Reading Drill Book: Prep, 2012
The Rhythm Drill Book, 2013
Vancouver Recital Society Program Notes, 2002-2011
The Piano Genre of the Polonaise, UBC Master’s Thesis, 2002

For Release in 2015/ 2016
The Sight Reading Drill Book: 1 (up to 2 sharps and flats)
The Sight Reading Drill Book: 2 (3-4 sharps and flats)
The Sight Reading Drill Book: 3 (5-7 sharps and flats)

Affiliations

• Member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association
• Member of the External Advisory Committee,
Capilano University Music Department
• Member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association

Volunteer Work

Member of the Vancouver Branch Executive, BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association, 1987-1997, 2011- present
• Arts and Culture Adjudicator for the ISTAR awards, 2014
• Member of the Vancouver Music Festival Workshop Committee 1992-2014
• Secretary for the Provincial Council, BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association, 1997-2005
• Delegate to the Provincial Council, BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association, 1987-1997