Barry Green, a native Californian, served as Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for twenty-eight years. As former Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists, he is currently directing a young bassist programme for the San Francisco Symphony Education Department, teaches privately at Stanley Intermediate in Lafayette and at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has organised the Northern California Bass Club.
Principal Bassist with the California Symphony and the Sun Valley Idaho Summer Symphony and active as a bass soloist and teacher, Green has been performing for young audiences in schools in the Bay Area as well as bass workshops and in concerts on tour. He has studied with the legendary bassist Francois Rabbath and wrote The Popular Bass method in three volumes in collaboration with the Bay Area jazz bassist Jeff Neighbor.
The Inner Game of Music has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. Barry Green has also written seven Inner Game of Music Workbooks published by GIA Music for keyboard, voice, instrument and ensembles. His seminars, workshops and personal appearances sometimes include a unique lecture/concert called 'Journey into the Mind and Soul of the Musician' that demonstrates concepts in his The Inner Game of Music and The Mastery of Music, also published by Macmillan.