- Associate LevelPiano
- Level of CertificationAssociate Level, May 2018
- Taubman TeacherRobert Durso
- MentorRobert Durso
- Educational BackgroundBA and MA in Music, CUNY Hunter College. Private studies with Robert Durso, Charlie Banacos, and Garry Dial. Additional studies at the University of Oklahoma
- Lexington, Winchester, Hamilton, MA, USA
Barbara Banacos has studied with Robert Durso of the Golandsky Institute since 1997. She is certified at the Associate level, is adjunct faculty with the Golandsky Institute and has led their support groups for many years. She has presented lectures on piano technique at the Golandsky Institute Boston Workshops and was invited to teach at the Danilo Pérez Foundation in Panama, assisting Edna Golandsky.
Ms. Banacos has taught piano for 25 years to children and adults from beginner to advanced levels. While completing her BA and MA in music from CUNY Hunter College, she ran a private studio in Millburn/Short Hills, NJ and taught at Montclair State University Preparatory School. Since returning to the Boston area in 2003, she teaches in-home private lessons in Lexington and Winchester, MA, at her home studio in Hamilton, MA, and also remotely. Ms. Banacos has taught Charlie Banacos’ correspondence courses in composition and improvisation since 2009 in partnership with Garry Dial. She has also performed as a soloist, accompanist and in numerous piano duos with her favorite duet partner, Margaret Banacos.