After graduating in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Patrizio Barbieri worked and taught in the field, including in the United States. Later he devoted himself to historical matters pertaining to acoustics, temperament, harmonic theories, organology, and music printing. He has published two books, and more than one hundred articles. He is the recipient of the 2008 Frances Densmore Prize, awarded in alternate years by the American Musical Instrument Society. At present he gives a course on Organ acoustics and historical tunings at the Master Class of arts - OrganExpert, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’. Until 2009 he has taught at the University of Lecce (History of musical theories, Musical acoustics, Applied acoustics) and the Gregorian University of Rome (History of musical instruments). He is a member of the advisory board of Recercare.