Private Voice and Piano lessons. Voice lessons for ages 8 to Adult - all levels. Piano lessons for ages 5 to Adult - beginning thru intermediate levels. Wunderkeys preschool piano program for ages 3 to 5 yrs old.

Contact Details

  Person Barbara Githens
  City Overland Park, KS
  Zip Code 66214
  Address 10807 W 96th St.
  Phone Number (913) 735-0294

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Barbara Githens

My name is Barbara Githens ("Miss Barbara") and I love music! Heart and Soul Music Studio, established in 2005, was a dream come true. This studio has seen many further their musical talent. As your teacher, putting my heart and soul into music has been a life long pursuit. I started this journey with singing and playing piano at a young age and discovered my ability to plunk out just about any tune that hit my ear! This was much to the chagrin of my early piano teachers. Playing by ear is a gift - however, learning to read music, understand theory and to be able to develop technique enhances that gift. Between piano and voice lessons through my growing up years, music became my passion. In fact, I've never stopped and continue my education! To truly create beautiful music and present it passionately has afforded me many opportunities to accompany soloists and groups, sing with symphonies, work as a soloist both in piano and voice, create, and develop my skills in music.

Customer Testimonials

Outstanding instruction! I started taking Voice Lessons with Barbara to both develop a singing voice and to better utilize and project my voice for business presentations in front of large groups and when giving training. Barbara's tutelage has been invaluable. Her training has given me more confidence as well as vocal staying power. I was especially impressed that she individually tailored the exercises and lessons to both suit my current voice limitations and continually changed the lessons to keep my voice challenged as I improved. Her voice lessons were definitely not a text book “one size fits all” blueprint. I highly recommend her.

I started my lessons in my junior year of college. I had never take vocal lessons before, I've always been a shy and closed person although my family is very big and musical. I started taking lessons to help open up more and become more confident in singing and presenting myself. Barbara is an absolutely amazing instructor. I took her for voice lessons for a little less than year and she provides and experience that will draw you back. She is always happy and cheerful and after a stressful week you get to unleash with singing and a very positive person. The price of vocal lessons are affordable and Barbara is flexible and does her best to ensure that you get the most out of your lessons and time with her. She is very knowledgeable in the body and with different vocal exercises to help relax and open up your voice. Her lessons have given me more confidence in my singing and has helped to open up my personality.

From Our Website

Lessons are designed to meet the specific needs and goals of each student. This includes a balance of theory, sight-reading, ear training and repertoire appropriate to the student's level of proficiency. Please note: your tuition includes ALL core music, as needed each semester. Please note: *Yearly tuition includes a reserved spot in the studio. It also includes, but is not limited to, core music as needed each semester, group lesson kickoffs, performance opportunities, and holiday camp. Quarterly group lessons are a free bonus!.

Supported by Cincinnati Public Radio, includes composer biographies and listening clips as well as related shows. Sponsored by the Dallas Symphony, this is a great site to access composer music for listening projects. Isle of Tune game Building with music theory concepts, this is like Minecraft for the musician! This game is available in an app or you can play online. Tenuto is a frequently used app to drill everything music theory in our studio and here's the PC version!

Music camp and summer lessons are always open to the community. So, if you have a budding musician wanting to try out piano or needing to brush up on singing, summer lessons are perfect! 45 minute lessons are full of games, activities and repertoire and perfect for the budding singer or a curious piano player. Lessons are scheduled a la carte starting June and continuing through August.