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 200 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
Secrets to Successful Music Lessons
Free Parent Talk
Do you want your child to love making music? Whether your child is 3 or 13, the quality of their music lessons directly affects their desire to make music and how well they play. In this talk, you will learn how to find the right teacher for your child, when your child should begin lessons, and how to navigate music lessons. You will find out how to best support your child during lessons and at home so that your child develops a passion for making music, practices effectively, and plays their instrument with joy.
Motivation & Music Practicing
Do you want to know how to motivate your child to practice their instrument? This class will show you how to support and nurture your child’s desire to make music and guide you step by step in developing a positive and musically rich environment at home so that your child makes music with joy and ease. Each week, we will go over concepts and practical ideas you can use right away. We will also discuss effective practice techniques, how to implement them, and what really works with motivation.
September 19 – October 10
9-10am PST / 12-1pm 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, Cello Teacher & Parent
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