“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything.”
Plato confers on to music the power to provide what most parents hope their children will attain: to live joyful, authentic, and fulfilling lives. Making music does enhance a child’s life and, if properly nurtured, can become a lifelong skill with numerous benefits such as increased IQ and social awareness, better memory and mental focus, and the development of creativity and compassion.
All children have the ability to learn music, and all parents have the ability to nurture their child’s musical development so that their child develops a love for making music while also becoming musically skilled on an instrument.
In this course, parents will learn practical and effective strategies for creating a musically rich environment that sets the stage for musical success. They will learn how to prepare their child for music lessons, how to get the most out of music lessons, and how to select a music teacher who will guide their child to progress systematically and joyfully. We will also cover action items for parents to ensure that their children practice consistently, efficiently, and productively. Parenting a child who plays music becomes a deeply rewarding process that strengthens the parent-child connection and leads to a child becoming a joyful and lifelong musician.
“I was so excited after attending Barbie’s talk. Her talk was presented in a very cohesive manner and had something for parents of children of all ages and levels. Thanks for running this series!!” ~Poppea Dorsam (Doctor of Musical Arts), cello teacher & parent