Walter was drawn to music from a very young age. His first lessons were on clarinet, followed by guitar and oboe in high school, prior to graduating from Boston Conservatory of Music. Barnie has performed with: North Shore Philharmonic, Melrose Symphony, Arlington Symphony, Wellesley Symphony, Boston Civic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and have been playing second oboe and English horn with Symphony Pro Musica since 2003. Teaching music has always been a labor of love for him, where he does his utmost to help each student achieve their full potential. Many of my students have performed in regional and “All State” ensembles and have gone on to major in music at the post-secondary level.