Phone: (610) 383-3760


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Music Education, West Chester University, 1987 MM Music Education, West Chester University, 1993 Orff Schulwerk Certification Levels I-III, West Chester University

Mrs. Barbara Simmons

      My name is Barb Simmons.  I am the Instrumental Music Teacher and Band and Orchestra Director at Caln Elementary School and East Fallowfield Elementary School.  I am an alumni of West Chester University, where I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education, as well as a Master of Music Degree in Music Education.   My first day of teaching was at Caln Elementary in September 1987!   This is now my 33rd year of teaching music in the Coatesville Area School District.  I love teaching our 4th and 5th-grade musicians how to play their instruments, work together, support each other, and develop a life-long appreciation and love of music!   I look forward to watching their musicianship, work ethic, and confidence grow throughout the year.

Welcome to Instrumental Music!