Educate parents

Inspire students

Enhance your effectiveness

How to Motivate Kids to Practice

This online class gives you the tools to motivate kids to practice so that making music becomes easier and long-lasting. Topics include:

  • Myths about motivation and how to avoid them
  • What prevents effective practice
  • Building a strong musical foundation
  • Helping children develop resilience

1 hour self-paced class


“Brilliant! So many great tips, and yet so simple. I’m sure our teachers were inspired and encouraged. I know I was.”

- Shannon Kauble, Vice President of Music Teachers Association (Lakewood-Cerritos Branch)

I work with music teachers around the world

Learn how to

  • Engage parents for student success
  • Motivate kids to practice
  • Help parents grow a musical home
  • Work harmoniously with parents
  • Inspire kids to develop a lifelong love for music
  • Teach musically, effectively and joyfully
  • Set boundaries and enjoy teaching

Online & In Person

“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!

– Katharine Baird, Music Teachers Association of California (Alameda Branch)

I have worked with these groups

  • Alfred Music
  • Music Teachers Association of California
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas
  • Texas Music Teachers Association
  • California Association of Professional Music Teachers
  • Suzuki Circle International Festival
  • And more

“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…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.”

– Hillary Nordwell, parent and music teacher

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