Born in Miami, FL, 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. 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 group piano to all ages. After receiving her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, she began her private music studio. In 2011, she joined the faculty of Miami Conservatory of Music. Her students perform for National Federation of Music Clubs, Miami-Dade Youth Fair Performance Exhibit, National Piano Guild and other events held throughout the community.
In addition to teaching, Tabitha accompanies local musicals, collegiate vocalists and instrumentalists. Along with her ability to accompany musicians in a wide range of genres, she is present for every ballgame held at Marlins Park as the stadium organist since 2014. There she performs 50s’ to current pop music of all genres for thousands of Marlins fans. Currently she has performed for over four hundred fifty games.
“It doesn’t matter if you perform for one person or thousands. What’s important is how the music makes you feel when you play it. Lose yourself in the chills, delight, sorrow and humor.If not, then, what’s the point?” – Tabitha “Tabby B.” Barattini
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)