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What's on offer


Combining the exceptional education, experience, and international connection of Kyle Graham Barnes and Florentin Aquenin to establish a Music Studio offering services of extraordinary quality.

With a collected 25+ years of music education, and with degrees from :
- London’s prestigious Royal College of Music
- the music-theatre icon Carnegie Mellon University
- and the elite ESSEC Business School of Paris

We offer you the following services…


PLAN YOUR EVENT| Special Occasions, Fundraisers, Private Parties, & Educational Programs

Study MUSIC | Piano Performance, Composition, Theory & Analysis


A Valuable Experience


Among colleagues and past clients, Barnes & Aquenin are regarded as highly experienced, well educated, and as individuals who genuinely care for the needs and interests of others. Here are a few words to show for it:

“I have spent several great evenings in Kyle's Music Studio. He is incredibly warm and inviting, and carries enthusiasm and knowledge into his teaching and musical expertise. … He helped me consider works by Greig and other greats in a more intimate way. … I'd highly recommend spending time learning and growing with Kyle here at his Studio!”

- Michael Taylor (colleague and friend)

“Kyle's love and enthusiasm for music - combined with his warm and respectful teaching style - provide a learning atmosphere for open discussion, varying viewpoints, and a deepening of understanding the complexities of music of many genres. … I found him to be an excellent communicator, patient, witty, and challenging through his positive constructive feedback. … Students will come away with a vocabulary precise enough to be able to share with others what they hear and enjoy about music and live performances; have an understanding of the socio-cultural context of musical works; (and) find their own creativity and enjoyment stimulated.”

- Chris Mauro (current client)

“I decided at the age of 50 to take piano lessons. Kyle has been an amazing instructor. He explains techniques so clearly. He is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in his field. Anytime I got stuck on a part, he would patiently work with me. He even allowed me to record him playing a piece I was working on, so I could refer back to it at home. He truly enjoys his work and shows great joy in watching students achieve understanding. I would highly recommend him!”

- Serina Fairchilds (former client)

What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve.
— Johann Sebastian Bach
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