Barbara Wilkinson is a classically trained pianist with over thirty years’ experience performing, teaching and coaching both in the USA and abroad. Raised in North Carolina, Barbara began her career at the age of 13 as accompanist for her school choir. Since then her career as performer, piano teacher, voice teacher, choir director, and coach/accompanist has taken her from North Carolina to Michigan, LA, Washington, DC, and Brussels, Belgium.

In addition to her job as Director of Music at the CommUnity on the Hill church in DC, Barbara maintains a private music studio where she teaches piano and voice, and offers coaching and accompaniment for vocalists and instrumentalists.   Her warm, nurturing pedagogical style, combined with her extensive experience working with people of all levels, ages and backgrounds, allows her students to reach their musical potential in a joyful, non-threatening way. She is never happier than when a student discovers his or her own power of music.   


BM in Piano Performance, 1979; University of North Carolina, Greensboro

MM in Piano Performance, 1982; University of Michigan

Barbara regularly attends piano and voice pedagogy workshops countrywide, in order to keep her teaching methods aligned with the most recent music education research.

Music Organizations

National Federation of Music Clubs

Music Teachers National Association

Washington Music Teachers Association

Friday Morning Music Club, Washington, DC