Nick, K-12 Music Teacher
Lauren, Homeschooling Mom of 2
Colorful, Accessible & Effective Early Childhood Music Curriculum
Scalable Music Curriculum
With our easy to use apps and our robust curriculum website, your teachers will be teaching music like never before, almost overnight. Easy ti implement across multiple classrooms or schools.
Teacher Built, Student Driven
Accessible, effective, colorful and fun, Prodigies is a growing library of 300+ video music lessons. Kids love the accessible & upbeat curriculum while our teacher resources make lesson planning easier than ever.
Songbooks, Workbooks, Lesson Guides & More
Prodigies is jam packed with colored-coded sheet music, worksheets, more advanced black and white music and tons of printable resources like posters, calendars, cut-outs and more.
Musical Hand-Signs for Pitch Development & Instrument Free Practice
The Solfege (Curwen) Hand-Signs will get shy singers, students with ASD & anyone without an instrument singing more in tune!
Preschool Friendly Instruments
Our colorful deskbells are durable, easy to play, well tuned, and they allow you to focus on one or a select few individual notes. Plus, they’re strong enough to survive your 3s classroom!
At Home Student Access (optional)
Become the musical hub of your community by providing at-home access to Prodigies for your students, unlocking flipped classroom potential and better rehearsed performances!
Music Lessons During the Critical Years for Auditory Development
Transform music programming and musical literacy at your center
As a preschool teacher, you’re probably well aware of the rapid brain development that takes place during the early childhood years.
During this critical window, children who enjoy meaningful play with individual musical notes can internalize a life long sense for rhythm, pitch and music.
Unfortunately, most preschool music programs place too much emphasis on dancing, shaking percussion instruments along with a CD & singing songs about the days of the week. Beyond that, plenty of daycares and preschool cannot afford a full-time (or even part-time) music teacher.
As a result, most preschoolers miss out on their chance to truly internalize the sound of the individual musical notes the way we all grow up internalizing letters, colors and basic language skills. By the time our kids get to elementary school to start music theory more formally, this critical window for pitch development has closed.
The existence of this critical window for auditory development is best proven by comparing the musical development of English speaking children and Mandarin speaking children. Mandarin is a language based in pitch and tone, and so kids who grow up speaking Mandarin have lots of practice deciphering differences in pitch.
In contrast, most of our kids don’t get that kind of exposure to pitch until elementary school music class.
As a result, Mandarin kids score 6-8 times higher on pitch and music tests as early as age 5, and while many Mandarin speaking musicians easily hone the skill of perfect pitch, only 1 in 10,000 English speakers can truly develop the same skill.
Enter Prodigies: a colorful, accessible and modern music curriculum designed to give preschool children a meaningful and memorable way to learn the language of music during the critical window for auditory development.
Unlike other music curricula, Prodigies explicitly teaches the sound, language and theory behind music. The program is easy enough for preschool teachers of all backgrounds (musical or not) to use in their classroom, and our instruments are designed to deliver meaningful play with individual notes while being durable enough for the preschool classroom.
I’ve used Prodigies in hundreds of my own preschool music classes and I know first hand how quickly it will transform your entire school’s musical literacy. You can implement it on a simple scale by having one teacher travel from class to class hand-signing with the students, or you can outfit each classroom with bells, books and videos to use whenever they want.
When it comes to making early childhood music education fun, accessible and effective, we’re confident you won’t find another program quite like Prodigies!
Happy music making,
– Mr. Rob
Different Curriculum Series for Different Ages, Levels & Instruments
Inside Prodigies, you’ll discover over 300 video music lessons. The lessons are fun, interactive and extremely effective, and we’re always adding new lessons to keep your musical journey alive and fresh!
News, Tutorials, FAQs & Training
Try One of the First Lessons Below
Chapter 1, Lesson 1
Lesson Guides, Worksheets, Sheet Music
Take a closer look at how Prodigies works...
Prodigies Videos & Apps
At it's core, Prodigies is a library of 300+ video music lessons that are available through a digital membership.
You can even take the videos offline using our tablet and mobile apps (iOS & Android) or with MP4 downloads via our Pro Plus Membership!
For lots of reasons, these colorful deskbells are the ideal starting instrument. They stay in tune, they are difficult to break and most importantly, they allow you to focus on a single (or a select few) musical notes at a time.
The colors of the bells make identifying musical notes easy which helps build confidence, increases enjoyment and predictability in the instrument, and as a result, helps develop a strong musical ear.
Plus, our Prodigies Deskbells are backed by a 2 year, 3 bell replacement policy! Bells are sold separately from books and memberships but you can shop our kits for bundled savings.
The Solfege Hand Signs
The Solfege (Curwen) hand signs give kids a kinesthetic action to associate with each musical note. This helps children focus on their singing and even helps develop absolute (perfect) pitch!
It also provides an instrument free way to practice with a vast majority of the videos inside of Prodigies!
The video lessons are paired step-by-step with integrated workbooks and songsheets. The workbooks give children a chance to practice the songs at their own pace, guide students in writing their own songs, and reinforce cross curricular skills like patterning, writing, simple math and more.
Our songbooks provide a concise collection of kid-friendly classics that are perfect for performances, learning new songs and practicing old favorites. While almost all of the songbook songs have corresponding videos, they are not directly integrated with the progression of the workbooks and are meant more as supplemental collections and kid-favorites.
Though Prodigies is designed around a set of colorful bells, the videos and curriculum can be easily used with a piano or any keyboard/mallet instrument. All it takes is some inexpensive color coded stickers and any piano is instantly Prodigies friendly. You can complete the curriculum once with the bells, and go back a second time through with the piano.
The color coding system we use matches the worlds most popular classroom instrument, Boomwhackers. Boomwhackers are great in a group setting where each kid gets 1 or 2 notes to play, or as a means of building a xylophone, but they're less ideal for one person, as they involve holding and striking the tube to play it, which makes it difficult to play more than 2-3 notes quickly.
Adjustable Playback Speed
If you're streaming videos on our website, you can control the Playback speed giving you more control of the difficulty and pacing of your lessons. This feature is currently only available on our web platform, but is coming to our mobile and TV platforms soon.
Tour the Prodigies Index
Take a quick walkthrough of the Prodigies Index to get a good idea for the feel and flow of the program.
You can also visit the Prodigies Index here at any time for an up-to-date look at all of our videos.
Prodigies is aligned with the Head Start Child Development & Early Learning Framework, as well as with Elementary Music Standards from NAfME.
Your Students Will…
Your Kids Will…
- Develop a strong sense for pitch, rhythm and music
- Practice memorized pitch skills using the Solfege Hand-Signs
- Learn to play their first musical instrument
- Learn to read music in a fun, colorful and stress-free way
- Sing about colors, numbers, letters and solfege
- Write songs & complete cross curricular activities
- Fall in love with the language and art of music
How It Works…
- Prodigies combines bells, step-by-step workbooks and over 200 video music lessons to deliver the music education of a lifetime
- Students focus on the fundamental building blocks of music in ways that are developmentally appropriate, memorable and fun
- Prodigies focuses on the power concept of giving children “meaningful exposure to individual musical notes during the critical years of auditory development” which heps to develop a life-long sense of perfect pitch
- Prodigies is accessed through your web browser, so simply fire up your computer, tablet or phone, visit PreschoolProdigies.com/Play and start #HappyMusicing
Why It Works…
- Prodigies is color coded for error-proof learning and combines the most successful, friendly and modern approaches to music education
- Prodigies presents the language of music in a way that’s accessible and fun and prone to lots of repetition
- Playing a musical instrument is considered “a full body workout for your brain” and so the skills practiced with Prodigies helps all areas of cognitive development
- Prodigies focuses on “meaningful play with pitch” while kids are still developing their sense for pitch and language and therefore is more effective than most music programs
What’s Inside Prodigies…
- 300+ Video Music Lessons inside Preschool Prodigies, Primary Prodigies, PsP Melodies, Recorder Prodigies & Holiday Prodigies
- 600+ pages of printable sheet music and curriculum worksheets (Pro & Lifetime)
- Parent/Teacher resources including training videos, printable curriculum elements, read more sections, Prodigies calendar, lesson guides, video annotations and more
- Marketing Materials and affiliate oppurtunities for Pro & Lifetime Members
- Preview our library of video lessons at PreschoolProdigies.com/index
More Prodigies Features
As the Prodigies library grows in size and scope, it can be a little difficult to know exactly where to start, how to proceed, and how to make the most out of each series.
Inside the Prodigies Documentation, we have detailed answers to each of these questions so that you’re never more than a few clicks away from a better music lesson.
Inside Prodigies you can find videos to help you get familiar with the layout, tools, methods and resources you’ll be using with Prodigies.
Of course, you can just put Prodigies on the TV and hit play to let your kids go to town, but when you’re ready for more details, they’re ready for you!
Parent/Teacher Facebook Group
Want to connect with other teachers and parents using Prodigies? We’ve got a members-only Facebook Group for that!
Inside the group, parents and teachers are constantly sharing insights, swapping tips and tricks, celebrating student success and presenting us with new ideas!
It’s also a great place to make suggestions and requests about what you want to see inside of Prodigies and get other people to chime in about it! We’re constantly expanding our videos and resources at the request of our members to make sure Prodigies has you covered!
Prodigies Students in Action
With all of the colorful videos, colorful sheet music, Orff styled performance tracks, listening games and theory lessons inside of Prodigies, your music classes will never be the same!
Everything is color-coded to match Boomwhackers and we’re constantly adding and improving upon Prodigies with the help of teachers around the world!
TMEA & NAfME Conferences
If you attend the Annual NAfME or TMEA conferences, definitely look for Mr. Rob & the Prodigies Team! We love meeting teachers, directors and musicians at these conferences! It’s a rare opportunity for the Prodigies Team to meet face to face with teachers and a great time to share any ideas or feedback you might have about the program.
Each conference is slightly different, but generally we run daily giveaways at our conference booths and have some good conference specific deals on curriculum as well!
Benefits of a Music Education
The Benefits of “Meaningful Play with Pitch”
Ever wonder what it takes to give children a knack for music? It’s really all about meaningful play with individual music notes, during the critical years of auditory development.
And while that might sound fancy, it’s a simple method thats highly effective & super easy for non-musicians to teach to their kids.
Learn more about “Meaningful Play with Pitch” in our free eBook, Raising a Young Musician.
The Lifelong Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument
Did you know that playing a musical instrument is like doing a full body workout for your brain?
It’s a life-long skill that promotes cognitive, social and emotional development while bringing fun and joy to the whole family! And with the Prodigies Playground, you’ll be on your way in no-time.
Perfect Pitch in Action!
Even if you have no musical background, you can give your kids the music education of a lifetime with Prodigies!
Check out our good buddy Boo, who has one amazing musical ear! Boo started using Prodigies at age 2 and developed his sense of perfect pitch in a year and half. Results vary from child to child of course, but study after study shows that toddlers and preschoolers can develop their sense for absolute pitch much better than adults can.
Popular Kits for Schools & Districts
If you’re purchasing Prodigies for your school, definitely have a look at our Pro & Pro Plus Membership and at some of the products below.
You can also purchase anything from our site with a purchase order or by contacting [email protected]
For school wide or district wide packages, email [email protected].
Prodigies ProFrom: $167.49 View products
$381.65Add to cart
Prodigies Pro Plus (3 Years + MP4 Downloads)
$599.99Add to cart
Pro Plus Kit
$699.99Add to cart
Preschool Prodigies Classroom
Group Memberships for At-Home Student Access
$100.00per member for 1 year Select options
12 x Prodigies Deskbells (Buy 11, Get 1 Free)
$828.00Add to cart
12 x PRESCHOOL Semester 1 Books (Ch 1-4)
$576.00Add to cart
Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed!
Try Preschool Prodigies™ for 60 Days. If you don’t like it, we’ll refund every penny.
Obviously, we think Preschool Prodigies™ is super awesome, but we’ll admit we’re a little biased. That’s why we invite you to try Preschool Prodigies™ for 60 days.
If it doesn’t work like you had imagined, simply let us know and we’ll refund your purchase price. No hard feelings. How does that sound?
We also offer a 30 Day Return Period on instruments, and if you receive a set of bells where one isn’t working, we’ll send you a replacement bell right away!
Have any questions?
Preschool Prodigies and Young Music LLC are a family owned and operated company. As long-time educators, our students, schools and families are very important to us, and we make it a point to provide outstanding customer service to all of our customers!
You can usually find Mr. Rob & the Prodigies Team in the bottom-right chat window here on the site (most weekdays and even on many weekends). You can also e-mail [email protected] to place an order with a P.O or inquire about a recent order, and you can e-mail [email protected] for just about anything Prodigies related.
You can also visit our support documentation and FAQs here, and we are often available by phone at (302) 307-1997. If we miss your call, leave us a message (ideally with your name, phone & e-mail address) and we will get back to you shortly!
Not sure if Prodigies right for you? Try more free Lessons from Prodigies
Not sure if Prodigies is right for you? Try our free starter program to unlock 10+ Free Video Music Lessons, our Solfege Hand-Sign Poster, some sample songsheets, worksheets, .mp3 & .mp4 downloads and more!
As part of the Free Starter Program, you'll receive 4-6 emails with tips, tricks, and free resources for whichever setting or age group you select.
Try singing, signing and playing along with more free videos today to see which level and series makes sense for your kids!