Barbara Spencer, cellist, has studied with Leonard Rose, Lucien LaPorte and Gabor Rejto. She was principal cellist for Music Academy of the West, Long Beach Symphony, Las Vegas Symphony and Chamber Orchestra and Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra. She has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, California Chamber Orchestra and San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival.
Spencer is a freelance musician for motion picture and television studios in Los Angeles. In 1995 she came to the Central Coast to begin developing Windrose Farm with her husband. In addition to teaching cello privately and at Cal Poly, she is a member of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, Orchestra Novo and Symphony of the Vines.