Barbara Poulshock

Barbara Poulshock will speak Nov. 14 at the Oysterville Schoolhouse.

OYSTERVILLE — This Thursday at the Oysterville Schoolhouse, teacher/composer Barbara Poulshock will talk about growing up in the 1940s during the Big Band Era.

“My father was Warren David Baker, oboist with the David Rose Orchestra,” Poulshock said. “He performed regularly with such stars as Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Red Skelton.”

And, to young Barbara’s great delight, he often brought his celebrity friends home to dinner.

But even more important to Poulshock’s own musical career, her parents knew many fine musicians in the Los Angeles region. They were able to arrange for lessons with the best teachers available when Barbara began to show serious interest in the piano. From the time she was eight, Barbara studied with world-renowned vocalists and pianists, providing the foundation for her own distinguished career.

The public is invited to Poulshock’s talk, which will begin at 10 a.m.

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