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Upcoming Workshops

Sunday September 22, 2019

Create a Musical Family Life  

Learn why and how to lay the foundation for your child's musical development. Using the Musical Child Pyramid, we will explore how to naturally guide your child to "speak" the language of music while enjoying the process.

     Time: 2-3pm

     Location: Holy Names University (3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA) 

Sunday September 29, 2019

Optimize Music Lessons  

Finding a great teacher is more important than you may think. It can affect your child's musical development tremendously. We will explore why and how to find an excellent teacher, and all the preparation you can do to ensure your child musical success.
     Time: 2-3pm
     Location: Holy Names University (3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA) 

Sunday October 6, 2019

Practice with Intention & Joy

Find out how to nurture joy while helping your child attain quality and effective practicing on their instrument. In this hands-on workshop, parents will learn practical methods to fully support their child's musical journey.

     Time: 2-3pm
     Location: Holy Names University (3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA) 

Raising a child is hard enough.

Raising them to be musical can be

even harder.

I've been there.

I know that it can be difficult.

But it doesn't have to be that way.

Music making & practicing

does not have to be a struggle.

In fact, it can be simple, natural, and

fun for parents and children. 


"I was so excited after attending Barbie’s talk on Sunday...Her talk was presented in a very cohesive manner and had something for parents of children of all ages and levels."                   

                        - Poppea Dorsam, Doctor of Musical Arts, cello teacher & parent

"So professional, warm, with lots of super helpful suggestions on how to help kids start and continue their music journey." 

                      - Faye Hsu, parent

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