Parents

Barbie teaches parents how to raise joyful, musical kids

 

TAKE A PARENT CLASS AND DISCOVER…

  • how to motivate your child to practice
  • how to find a great teacher
  • how to create a musical home
  • when your child should begin lessons
  • what instrument to choose
  • making music fun
  • a deeper a connection with your child

Online & In Person

“Barbie, thank you so much for your amazing class! Since I took your class, we are practicing longer and enjoying our time together.”

– Chloe Park, parent


Online Parent Classes

 

How to Raise a Musical Child

A class for parents who want to set a strong musical foundation so that making music is joyful and meaningful.

Topics include:

  • Motivating your child to practice
  • Finding the right teacher
  • Creating a musically rich environment
  • Making music fun

6-week session, 1 hour each class

Jan 21 – Mar 4 (2023)

Saturdays at 8am PT / 11am ET

“Your class has positively rocked my world and it has changed my relationship with my young pianist in a happier way!”

– Sue Lee, parent and music teacher

“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.”

– Hillary Nordwell, parent and music teacher

Want your kids to practice more and make music with joy?

Join us in this 90-minute talk to…

  • Discover how parental engagement can have a dramatic and positive impact on your child’s musical development.

  • Learn simple ways to help your child gain ownership, joy and mastery in music.

Saturday Oct 22 at 11am PST / 1pm EST

Barbie has worked with over 400 parents and music teachers

Here are some of the groups she has worked with:

Suzuki Circle International Festival

Diehl Music Camp

Athena’s Advanced Academy

Preparatory Music Program at Holy Names University

Music Teachers Association of California, Long Beach Branch

Texas Music Teachers Association Conference

Suzuki Music Association of California, Orange County Branch

Music Teachers Association of California, Los Altos Branch

Suzuki Music Association of California, San Diego Branch

Looking for a class at a particular time? Want to have Barbie speak with your group? 

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