Kerry's New Songbook: Music is for Life now available




Exam pieces by Kerry


Welcome to my website!

Kerry Barnes, DVCM, ALCM, LVCM(Hons), FNCM

I’m Kerry and do exactly what it says on the tin – compose music for my community!!

My wonderful community is Harlow in Essex where I have lived since age 4, coming from the East End of London.

My musical history is teaching based which I did for over 30 years, helping many people realise their musical aspirations.  These skills naturally led to composition as I spent years analysing what constituted appealing and accessible music, and what did not!

I compose for pianists, adult mixed choirs, accappella chamber choirs, instrumentalists, solo singers, children’s songs and music for the loss of loved ones, indeed writing ‘Requiem for Jane’ in memory of the tragic passing of my own dear little sister.

The renowned accappella Chamber Choir ‘De Merc’ will be performing it’s Premiere in Bocking near Braintree, 18th February 2017.

The wonderful community choir CL Voices of Harlow (of which I am a soprano) have already performed two of my works and are set to sing more on 20th May 2017 at 7.30pm in Church Langley Community Centre Hall.  I am deeply grateful for the encouragement shown to me by our fantastic musical director Lis Scott.  Her support has inspired me greatly, as have the choir members.

Keep up to date with musical events on the ‘News and Concerts‘ page where you can find concert dates and current project information.

I also compose music for the ICMA exam board piano syllabus covering Grades 1-8 – please see their website.

You can listen to my piano albums on the radio for free!  Checkout the internet radio station called Enlightened Piano Radio (USA).  They only play original piano works by living composers of a contemporary style.

Visit my ‘shop‘ page where you can find CD’s and downloadable sheet music from my repertoire.
I have written over 60 works of which there is a selection.

You can find my music on, CD Baby and

If you want to get a message to me, about absolutely anything, please email me and I will get
straight back to you.

Yours in music,

Kerry’s brand new CD 2017:

‘Music Is A Gift For Life’
Music Is A Gift For Life - CD

View more details here!