About us
Helen Barnes

Helen is passionate about personalising learning of any kind for the students who she teaches and this is at the heart of her teaching style. She loves interacting with young people and thrives on the challenge of making learning inspiring and perfectly tailored for every individual. She prides herself on building strong working relationships with each and every student she teaches, in order to enable them to achieve their aims and goals.

Helen first gave piano lessons in 1997 and has continued to use her piano-teaching skills in order to help her Secondary Music students to achieve their best possible marks in both GCSE and A-level performances.

Helen has been accompanying since a very young age and she enjoys this aspect of her piano playing very much. She has accompanied different instrumentalists of all standards and, when working in Secondary Schools, she has accompanied many students for their GCSE and A-level final performances and recitals.

Having been a Secondary Music Teacher for 6 years, she has an excellent knowledge of the GCSE, AS and A2 level Music syllabuses.


  • Grade 8 piano – distinction
  • Grade 8 violin – distinction
  • PGCE Secondary Music
  • BMus 2:1
  • CRB check


Helen Barnes Music is a registered member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.