Free tip sheet with ideas to inspire kids to make music
A practice schedule sets your child up for musical success
Learn the Practice Do’s & Don’ts to help practice go more smoothly
I love working with parents and teachers
Discover how to nurture your child’s musical development so that they become musical and passionate about music.
Learn how to motivate students and work in harmony with parents so that lessons run smoothly and students make progress.
About Barbie Wong
I am a music educator, parent, and speaker and I have worked with hundreds of parents and music teachers around the world to inspire kids to make music. Through my extensive research into the lives of musicians and 20+ years of teaching experience, I have discovered simple, practical ways for parents to raise kids who love music.
I am a classically trained pianist with music degrees from Stanford University and Smith College. I love giving workshops and speeches on how to increase motivation so that children will practice effectively and develop a lifelong love of music.
“Barbie, you changed my life. Since using your techniques, our family life is calmer and happier. Your class has positively rocked my world and it has changed my relationship with my young pianist in a happier way!”
“Thank you SO much. I really loved and appreciated how much focus there was on listening to youth, and responding to their likes and wants. It’s helpful to see how we can empower parents in supporting their children, and helpful to have ways parents can support what students want to learn and their interests.”
“So professional, warm, with lots of super helpful suggestions on how to help kids start and continue their musical journey.”
“As a Suzuki teacher, I’ve heard and read a lot about raising musical kids. Even so, I came away with so much from Barbie’s course. She focused in on important points, giving real-world examples and bringing fresh perspectives. The course helped me remain calm through difficult practice sessions and keep the big picture in mind. I have also seen wonderful results in the students whose parents have attended these courses. The consistency and quality of their practice sessions have given them a real boost in confidence and ability.”
“Barbie Wong’s presentation for our MTAC Branch was a delightful and memorable event! Barbie brought a wealth of knowledge and experience and she shared it with engaging, uplifting energy! Her insights into all aspects of teaching, including the major role that parents play in the success of our students, left us inspired to return to our studios with fresh ideas in hand! Barbie is high on our Branch’s short-list of presenters certain to be invited back in the future!”
“Barbie Wong provides stimulating, thought-provoking guidance for parents navigating the journey of their children’s music lessons. With her personal experience as both a parent and music educator, Barbie offers parents and teachers expertise that is presented with kindness, humor and honesty. I enjoyed her well-organized and appealing presentations, and gained valuable tools for my teaching studio as well as the community music school I oversee.”