Raising a child is hard enough.
Raising a child 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.
Having taught over 150 students and raised two vivacious children of my own, I discovered that parents are the key component to a child’s musical success.
Music teachers see a child for only 30-60 minutes a week.
The remaining 100+ hours of a child’s waking life are
in the hands of the parent.
Most parents want to help but don’t know how.
Take a Parent Workshop
how to create a musical home
when your child should begin lessons
what instrument to choose
how to help your child with practicing
how to awaken your child’s desire to make music
a deeper connection with your child
simple things you can do starting now
Motivation: What Really Works with Kids & Music Practicing
How do you motivate a child to practice their instrument? If you’re like most parents and teachers, you have a child who is not always eager to practice and may even resist it. In this workshop, music educator Barbie Wong will explain how motivation actually works, what drives a child to make music with joy, and how you can create the right environment for that to happen. The result is a child who is more eager to play their instrument and a better connection between teacher, parent and child.
Live Online Workshop with Suzuki Circle International
Saturday July 24
9am PST / 12pm EST
“I was so excited after attending Barbie’s talk. It 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 & Parent
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