In 1986, Barbara Siler received her Bachelor of Music degree in education from Wright State University, where she double majored in piano and clarinet and was recognized with Magna Cum Laude status. She continued her education at Wright State and graduated with a Master of Music degree in 1988, with an emphasis on clarinet and music education.
Barbara is currently assistant director of bands at Bellbrook High School, and also directs bands at Bellbrook Middle School, both secondary schools within the Sugarcreek local schools system. She is the director of the high school symphony band and assists with the wind ensemble and marching band, and is also the director of the clarinet choir and the pit orchestras for musicals. Barbara also teaches beginning band, honors wind ensemble, and two symphony bands at the middle school. She has been a music teacher in the Sugarcreek local schools since 1988 and has taught elementary general music, middle school choir, and high school choir. She also has a small private studio at her home, teaching both clarinet and piano lessons.
Barbara is currently a member of the Ohio Music Education Association and the Music Educator's National Conference. She is happily married to her husband, Michael, who has written original compositions or arranged music for Bellbrook's marching band for many years. They live in Centerville with her two amazing Shetland sheepdog children, Maestro and Coda.