"Well Gee what would
I have done without you? Thank you for making me enjoy singing
so much. I feel so lucky to have found you."
coached me...she is an excellent teacher, who guided me through
with patience and a clear, no-nonsense approach. I certainly
recommend her to newcomers to singing and old pros alike."
Frank Langella (Tony Award Winning
Actor; Scrooge in Christmas Carol, 2000)
" When our
Little Red asked me 'How did you get so good so fast?' I replied
- Joan Barber. She's an amazing technical and creative ally!"
Marylouise Burke (Into the
" As a coach
and colleague, Joan knows how to individualize her training
you the tools
you need to find work in the New York market. She helps build a
solid technique and personal style that will see you successfully
through next week's auditions- and the next twenty years of your
Rob Lorey (Beauty and the
"Joan helped me open up
my voice in ways I never knew I could. She is one of the most giving
and encouraging teachers I've ever had. Thank you!"
Easton (singer/songwriter- www.myspace.com/davideastonjkrew)
" Joan Rocks
(in a legit way)!!"
Brooke Forbes (Triple threat
creator of RAY OF LIGHT, Intl Diva Show)
back from UMichigan and your student was amazing. Shirley Verrett
us that he came
to her knowing so much about the voice and that his singing skills
are so incredible. Honestly it's because of the years he spent
learning from you!"
Sue Brumel (Mother of Alex Brumel)
" If you
want to study voice with a talented performer who's a dedicated
and is never judgmental, Joan Barber is the one."
Janet Rothstein (Cabaret artist)
" Every song
that ever booked me a job was coached by Joan Barber."
Stephanie Bast (Nine)
" Joan has a brilliant
understanding of the voice, and knows how to communicate the vast
knowledge she has gained in her years of singing and working with
singers. To this day, my coach says, "Do that Joan Barber
Cathy LaValle (Light in
is a phenomenal technical teacher. Joan is also a brilliant
acting coach. She has made me a better artist, and, perhaps
more importantly, a working artist."
Roger Rosen (Fiddler on
"She knows what is required,
vocally for the Broadway Stage and the concert hall. You are in
good hands with Joan."
Paul Gemignani (TONY WINNING
Ms Pazcoquin, Mr. Woeztel
and Ms Smith (all coached by Joan Barber) sang impressively."
Jennifer Dunning THE NEW YORK
TIMES (2008 Production of "West Side Story")
knew dancers could sing? Mr. Woetzel hissed 'Cool' like a
pro, and Jennifer Ringer’s Anita was deliciously wicked
in 'America,' which
she sang with Broadway inflections with Amanda Edge, a delight as the haplessly
homesick Rosalia... ”
Jennifer Dunning THE NEW YORK
TIMES (2000 Production of "West Side Story")
“Joan Barber is a compassionate
professional and gifted voice/acting teacher.”
Mel Mrochinkski, PROFESSOR
OF THEATRE/LAFAYETTE COLLEGE
“Joan Barber is a
master artist/teacher. She has developed an exciting approach to
performance training that helps the student actor develop strong
coupled with organic emotional life. She frees her students to work to
their fullest potential.”
Charles Richter, CHAIRMAN
OF THEATRE/MUHLENBERG COLLEGE
"Joan Barber instills in each
student a respect for all styles in the vocal art and along with
it the personal self-esteem
necessary to 'make it all happen.' "
George Boyer, DIR. VOCAL MUSIC/WM.
ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL