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Teaching Children About the Orchestra

  Orchestral Fun for Kids! Young children might surprise you how well they pick up on pitches and timbres (the sound that instruments make). Playing classical and jazz “high information music” has a marked effect in brain activity, and if you play this music during...

7 Ways to Inspire Your Child’s Love of Music

Inspiring Children to Love Music Chocolates, cards, and little stuffed animals….it’s almost Valentine’s Day! Did you know that there are plenty of ways to inspire your children to LOVE music? So, along with your Valentine gifts, give your kiddos the gift...

Top 10 Classical Music Pieces for Kids

 Top 10 Classical Pieces for Kids January 29, 2018 by Michael     Classical Music for Children Maybe you've heard that listening to classical music is beneficial to children, especially in their early stages of development. Well, you heard it right! Multiple studies...

The #1 Musical Instrument for Young Children

If you’ve ever been toy shopping for an infant, toddler or preschooler, you’re probably familiar with the music toy section.

From the simplest baby rattle, to kid-sized acoustic guitars, to light up musical puzzles, and to “oh-my-god-please-get-this-thing-to-shut-up” keyboards, most children end up with some kind of musical instrument or toy at some point in their childhood!

While some of these toys are really interesting in their look, their design, their features or their price (“a guitar for 30 bucks… no way!”) many of them are more toy than they are instrument.

The Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

The Cognitive, Emotional and Socials Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument There is a plethora of research, articles and videos that explain all the different ways that listening to music and playing a musical instrument affect the brain. Here, I've simply...

Teaching Your Kids to Sing In Tune

From the most classic of playground chants to the songs from the latest Disney movie, kids love to sing.
They make up songs as they go in an uninhibited way that most adult songwriters envy. They learn many of their first words through song and music helps them transition from activity to activity.
But for all their love of singing, it’s pretty rare to find a kid who naturally sings in tune.

Top 5 Instruments for the Young Child

As a musician, a classroom teacher and a music teacher, I often have parents ask me what instruments to buy for their children. For years I recommended whatever one their child seemed most intrigued by as a means of fostering their love of music. Though...

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Hello App, Goodbye Lifetime

  Add the launch to your GCal or Respond to the Launch Event on Facebook Lifetime Members: Learn More About How to Access Your Free Year of the Prodigies App Here >     We're THRILLED to announce that on July 31st, we'll be launching a BRAND-NEW Prodigies App to...

16 Reasons to Join Prodigies Lifetime This Summer!

    If you've been thinking about a music program for your kids, your school, or your group, we're giving you 20 Reasons to Join Prodigies Lifetime This Summer! 1. Prodigies Lifetime Enrollment ENDS September 4th - this is the LAST SUMMER to enroll in Prodigies...

10 Reasons To Join Prodigies Go

If you've been thinking about a music program for your kids, your school, or your group, we're giving you 10 Reasons to Join Prodigies Go! 1. FOUR TIMES as many videos as last year! On April 1st, 2017, Prodigies consisted of 64 videos inside of Preschool Prodigies and...

A First Look at Playtime Prodigies

It's with great excitement that we're sharing the first ever screenshots from Playtime Prodigies! Playtime Prodigies is going to be a whacky and fun collection of videos for toddlers and preschoolers and we have all kinds of adventures planned for the bells throughout...

32 New Orff Styled Performance Tracks

We've been churning out tons more Orff styled Performance Tracks inside of Performance Prodigies! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to check out the whole gallery of videos! In the last week, we've added... 8 One-Note Studies (Hello C, Bonjour B, etc) 12 Sol La Ti...

8 Rainy Day Music Activities

Have you ever gone camping when it rained the entire trip? Sometimes the weather can put a damper on our camping and outdoor activities, but you can still have fun even when it rains! Whether you’re in a cabin, a tent, or just hanging out at home, we’ve put together a...

Camp Prodigies Preview #1: 15 Campfire Songs

It’s almost our favorite time of year…SUMMER...and lots of us parents and teachers are already planning vacations, enrolling in camps and making plans for the summer! We have some really exciting plans for late July and early August here at Prodigies, as well as tons...

Tour the Prodigies Index

Today we're sharing an updated look at the scope & sequence of Prodigies. In the video below, take a quick 3 minute tour of The Prodigies Index to see a full list of lessons and get a quick run down on each section. Not feeling a video? Check out this Scope & Sequence...

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