Barbie has taught over 400 parents and teachers

Here are some of the groups she has worked with:

  • Suzuki Circle International Festival
  • Texas Music Teachers Association
  • Athena’s Advanced Academy
  • Preparatory Music Program at Holy Names University
  • Music Teachers Association of California, Long Beach Branch
  • California Association of Professional Music Teachers
  • Sutter Health Wellness Speakers Series
  • Suzuki Music Association of California, Orange County Branch
  • Homeschool Association of California Conference
  • Music Teachers Association of California, Los Altos Branch
“Barbie, thank you so much for your amazing class! Since I took your class, we are practicing longer and enjoying our time together.”

– Chloe Park, parent

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how to create a musical home

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when your child should begin lessons

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Online Parent Classes


Playing with Joy – Level 1

This online class is for anyone who wants to set a strong musical foundation for their child…and ensure that music-making is joyful and fun.

We will cover these topics:

  • Growing fun & the language of music
  • How to get the most out of music lessons 
  • Motivation and what really works with kids 
  • Practice tips for joyful music-making

6-week session, 1 hour each class

“Your class has positively rocked my world and it has changed my relationship with my young pianist in a happier way!”

– Sue Lee, parent and music teacher

Playing with Joy – Level 2

This online class is for those who have taken Level 1 and want to enhance their ability with raising joyful, musical children.

We will cover these topics:

  • Resistance and how to navigate it skillfully and mindfully
  • Making practicing more magical and meaningful
  • Working with music teachers for inspired music-making
  • Creative solutions to tough practice problems

6-week session, 1 hour each class

“I came away with so much from Barbie’s course. She focused in on important points, giving real-world examples and bringing fresh perspectives. The course helped me remain calm through difficult practice sessions and keep the big picture in mind.”

– Hillary Nordwell, parent and music teacher

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