Barbara Filichia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Brigham Young University where she studied Kodály-based music education with Jerry Jaccard and piano with Irene Peery-Fox and Jeffrey Shumway. She holds level one and level two Kodály certifications, Orff level one certification and Suzuki piano certifications. After hearing recordings of Mozart piano sonatas at the age of 9, she begged her parents to let her begin taking piano lessons. She has been teaching piano and general music for 20 years, and her students have gone on to study music at Julliard, Indiana University, UCLA, and Brigham Young University. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking, sewing, playing the piano, and listening to true crime podcasts.