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"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
Raising a child is hard enough.
Raising them to be musical can be
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.
Create a Musical Family Life
Learn how to awaken your child's desire to make music by creating a musically rich family life. We will discuss the Musical Child Pyramid and explore how to naturally guide your child to "speak" the language of music while enjoying the process.
Optimizing 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.
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.
ABC's of Musical Parenting
Bring purpose and meaning to your family's musical life with the ABC's of Musical Parenting. Learn why being aware of your own biases can be tremendously helpful to connecting with your child. Find out how to balance the enjoyment of making music with the hard work of skill development. And uncover how curiosity can help you see the importance of the beginner's mind in learning a musical instrument