Born in Miami, Florida, Tabitha Barattini began her piano studies at age five. Her involvements in the young arts community lead her to pursue a career in piano and organ performance. Tabitha studied at Miami Dade College and earned her Associates in Arts degree. To continue on the path of earning her bachelor’s degree, she enrolled at Florida International University (FIU). While working towards her Piano Performance degree, she studied organ under Dr. Joanne Schulte and Professor Dan Hardin. She had the honor and privilege of studying with Dr. Nanzy Luzko and earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from FIU in 2009.
During her studies at FIU, Tabitha was employed by Hammocks Middle School to teach piano to adults and young children. After receiving her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, she began to teach piano to children throughout the Miami Dade community. Her students perform for National Federation of Music Clubs, Miami Dade Youth Fair Performance Exhibit, and various other annual performances.
In addition to working in her piano studio, Tabitha accompanies local musicals and collegiate vocalists or instrumentalists. She performs the organ for various events at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and Day School. She is a musician for the annual children’s musical hosted by the Miami Conservatory of Music where she serves on the piano faculty. For the baseball season, Marlins Park hired Tabitha to be the stadium, organist for each host game. At the stadium she performs 50s’ to current pop music of all genres for thousands of Marlins fans.
PIANO FACULTY – 2 Pianos, 8 Hands
TABITHA BARATTINI, TEOFANA MEZINCESCU, MONICA NORDELO, and JAVIER SARDINAS
Dance Macabre, Op.40
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Transcribed by Ernest Guiraud (1837-1892)