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.

If you want your child to make music for life,

come to a workshop,

check out my blog,

or sign up for a personal consultation.

"Making music & practicing does not have to be a struggle.
In fact, it can be simple, natural, and fun for parents and children."

Take a Parent Workshop

and discover…

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

Parent Workshops

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

Looking for more help?

Barbie offers personal consultations

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