Soprano Kaitlyn Barnes joined Arete Music Academy in summer 2012. Since 2013 she has been appointed as the head teacher for Arete's Summer Enrichment Programs and Early Childhood Music Program. In addition, she also teaches private and group classes for piano and voice at Arete Music Academy.
Ms. Barnes is a recent graduate of the Music Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2012, she earned her bachelor of science in voice performance from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Ms. Barnes has sung in many different ensembles, including the role of Monica in Giancarlo Menotti’s The Medium at SUNY New Paltz and being an ensemble member of the Gilbert and Sullivan Musical Theatre Company.
Prior to working at Areté Music Academy, Ms. Barnes was a team leader for Jumpstart, assistant director of a summer camp in the Village of Wappingers Falls, and an assistant teacher at Happy Hours Daycare in Hopewell Junction, New York.