Sing, Hand-Sign & Play with Over 500 Video Music Lessons & Songs for Kids Ages 2-12
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Welcome to Prodigies with Host & Creator Mr. Rob
What’s On Prodigies?
Over 500 educational videos, lesson plans, activities & more
Instruments To Use With Prodigies
Learn multiple instruments with our colorful curriculum
Voice + Hand-Signs
Prodigies combines singing Solfege (Do Re Mi etc) with simple hand-signs to make pitch development concrete, memorable & fun.
This way, you always have an instrument with you!
The hand-signs help to make the abstract idea of pitch more concrete and memorable.
Plus, by combining two hands with our voice, we’re activating multiple areas of the brain for more points of access to pitch.
Prodigies works wonderfully with Xylophones, Glockenspiels & other mallet percussion.
Mallets present more challenging alternative to the deskbells, which is good for kids ages 5+.
Add some colorful stickers for a more error-proof instrument.
You can also follow along with a piano, and we recommend color coding your keys with Chromanotes Stick Ons.
Note that Piano Prodigies IS NOT yet available, though the bell lessons are easily followed by piano as well.
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What Our 2500+ Members Are Saying…
This is the greatest resource I have found in my 28 years as a music educator! The K-3rd graders love everything about “Mr. Rob videos!” I also use it at home with my teenage daughter with special needs and my two young grandsons (5 & 6 years old)!
Mike GreenMusic Teacher
We stumbled across this program on Facebook after I had become frustrated at the lack of music education in our area — we don’t even have any children’s choirs!
I knew I wanted to get a lifetime membership after just a few videos. The way this is set up is simply brilliant! My children picked up on it very quickly and are now leaps and bounds ahead of where I was at their age (and I actually grew up in the house of two music people!) They know the solfege and the notes well. The videos are delightful and effective. The workbooks are fun and help reinforce everything. We haven’t even gotten that far into the program. I am so excited about doing recorder, ukulele, and more!
Emily Jane CargileMom
My oldest (almost 5) LOVES this program. He asks to watch it constantly, and he’s learned a ton in just over 2 months. My youngest (18 mos) also absolutely loves playing with bells, tapping along to sweet beats, and laughs every time he sees the baby. THANK YOU! I’m very excited to get the kids interested in music so early in life.
Kelly Knight ChurbuckMom
I love the passion that Mr. Rob has in every lesson. I feel this is one of the best ways to teach young children the wonderful language of music.
Madyson RichardsonHomeschool Teacher
I just wanted to say thank you so much for making this course!! My son is 3.5 and mostly non-verbal, was completely about 6 months ago but he’s been in speech therapy for 1.5 years now. I have sang to him and used music since he was an infant and he’s responded really well so when I seen this course I was super excited to check it out. We watched some of the videos on your youtube channel to check out what the course was like and my son was hooked from the very beginning!
We watched through one of the hour long videos and he fell in love with the rain and chord cloud video. We didn’t understand for the longest time what he kept saying after till he was looking at the rain clouds last night and said “oh no, rain cloud… try again… chord cloud!” we realized he has been saying C-Chord almost constantly since we watched the videos.
I registered last night for the program and he heard the song at the end of the welcome video and came running over to me and said “C-Chord!? Thank you mom!!!” and got so excited. We watched the first Sweet Beets video and he actually brought me to tears. When we watched the videos before I just sang and signed and he watched. He stopped me last night and sat there trying to sing the words to the song and was actually singing beet and cherry in rhythm. That was such an incredible deal for him, because even though he was struggling with saying the words he was still singing it. He’s never responded verbally to anything like he has with your course! He woke up this morning and immediately came and asked for C-Chord, and has been dancing and singing to the videos all day!
Sorry for the incredibly long post but I was waiting to be able to come on here and thank you. I can’t even express how happy I am that you created this course and how happy I am that I found it! Thank you!!
Prodigies is wonderful and high quality! I’ve been teaching music for 14 years, and it’s one of the best resources I’ve seen. I love the curriculum and my students and own children can’t get enough of PsP!
Rebekkah SmithMusic Teacher
I just wanted to reach out and say thanks for all you do to help us music teachers bring fun into the classroom! I’m glad your family and friends are healthy and hope it continues that way for you. I’m not sure how often you hear back from your clients, so I thought I’d share a great experience I had with my kids, thanks to you…I teach music to all the kids in my school in Kelowna, BC, from Kindergarten to Grade 5 and I am always looking for new things to do…I don’t often repeat things I’ve done before because I like to change it up for myself too!
Anyway, I found “Snow Day” this year and initially thought it would be just a fun song to play with the kids and work on rhythms. Little did I know that it would develop into such great extended learning! I did it with two classes of Grade 2/3 and I can tell you that at first they weren’t impressed by the “Preschool Prodigies” title, but I explained it away somehow and they eventually got over it, and realized that it was way beyond preschool level! First we followed the song online and clapped the rhythms as a class. Then I wrote out the rhythms on chart paper and assigned pitches to each rhythm, after I figured out that the song was in the key of C. So each quarter note ‘ice’ was G, eighth notes ‘snowman’ were E and sixteenth ‘winter wonder’ were C. So we practiced the rhythms on xylophones without the online song so that we could play them a little slower and really work on accuracy. Once the kids felt confident, we played with your song, but slowed it down, then sped it up to original speed.
Prior to starting “Snow Day”, these kids had written their own rhythms with snow-themed words so the next step was to add the same pitches to the rhythms they had written. The kids realized that putting these rhythms together was essentially creating their own collaborative song! So a song that I planned on using for maybe 1-2 classes turned out to take up a few months of our learning. In fact, I was hoping to find a similar one for the spring, but that might no longer be necessary….. Anyway, sorry for the long-winded story, but I thought you might appreciate knowing how you are impacting teachers like me and students in the classroom. Thanks so much for providing that opportunity and for all that you do!Take care and stay healthy!
Janet BruckerMusic Teacher
Absolutely love this program!
I found Mr Rob on YouTube when I was looking for ideas for my ESE music class. I am teaching it for the first time. It turns out they LOVE it and so do my other classes when I show it. I teach Middle School Orchestra 6-8 and have incorporated lessons where needed to reinforce concepts. It makes learning music theory and singing so much fun!
Karen DillardMusic Teacher
I could go on for days about how wonderful PsP is! I use it to teach music in a special needs class setting, with my own young kids, and in one on one music lessons. It works for everybody! It is easy to facilitate and is excellent quality. It is fun and entertaining, but it truly teaches young kids how to make and appreciate music! It has also given me as a new music teacher confidence and guidelines to teach skills that build on each other and make sense.
Stephanie PowellAdaptive Music Teacher
This program has revitalized my 30 year teaching career! Bravo! My students are engaged and learning at a rapid rate. I use this program with my existing xylophone fleet and Boom Whackers with much success! Video lessons allow me to float around the room and correct students hand position and provide one on one instruction where needed. Older students also love the Recorder program. I am able to provide better feed back & it is saving my voice. ❤️this program!
Donna TugbyMusic Teacher
This has been so great for my kids, ages 23 mos to 6 yrs. My youngest can always recognize “do” just by hearing the note and even sings “do re mi do” over and over to himself all day. It’s super cute. My kids love this. We do it daily after breakfast.
Tia Redford PrattMom
Prodigies Music Lessons is the BEST program I have used with my elementary music students. I HIGHLY recommend it to any elementary music teacher.
Dan KinsmanMusic Teacher
The PS-4th curriculum we use was formerly branded as “Preschool Prodigies.” It has since expanded greatly. The new name is now PsP, and provides curriculum for toddlers through elementary school! PsP recently presented at the Texas Music Teacher’s Conference and has grown substantially. If you see “Preschool Prodigies” at the beginnings of videos, please don’t worry. They have done an amazing job of increasing their scope an sequence to meet the needs of elementary learners. OLL is fortunate to have access to the wealth of knowledge available at PsP.
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I truly believe the PsP approach is fundamental and genuine. They care about the things that I care about- increasing pitch recognition, building chord memorization, and reinforcing rhythmic fluency. These are the building blocks that give musicians the innate skills to understand music performance and composition. The approach values pitch and rhythm at a higher cognitive level than any curriculum I’ve ever worked with.
I’ve been amazed with the growth students have shown in class. For example, if I give students a set of notes, (C, D, and E) then play a simple pattern on the piano, I’m shocked at how many students are able to play the pattern back to me on their instruments. As we continue these kinds of studies, the students musical “ears” have become more refined. It’s so exciting to watch their eyes light up.
Again, pleased don’t be turned off by the “Preschool Prodigies” moniker at the beginning of some of the videos. PsP is a small company that is only just receiving national recognition. PsP is going to be super helpful in this new adventure of distance learning.
Ms. Carmen SchweigerMusic Teacher – Our Lady of Lourdes School
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Prodigies?
Prodigies is a colorful music program for kids.
Whether you’re a parent at home with no musical background, or a music teacher with 20 years experience, Prodigies will help make teaching your kids music easier than ever.
Prodigies combines fun video lessons & songs with easy-to-play instruments (like bells, books, recorder & ukuleles).
What’s unique about Prodigies?
Most early music programs focus on movement, songs & life-skills learned through music.
Prodigies instead focuses on music theory, pitch training & playing a pitched instrument during your child’s critical period for auditory development.
We use colors, Solfege, numbers & hand-signs to make the musical notes accessible, memorable and fun.
By focusing on the language of music & music theory while kids are in this critical period for auditory development, Prodigies helps kids internalize the sound of the musical notes to make music almost second nature.
What skills will my child learn by using Prodigies?
As your kids progress through Prodigies, they will develop a variety of musical skills & talents.
- Pitch development through songs, games & activities about the musical notes
- Rhythmic development through fun call and response songs (like Sweet Beets)
- Listening & aural comprehension skills with “Name that Note” & other listening games
- Play their first instrument, either on the Deskbells, xylophone, piano, recorder or Ukulele
- Cross-curriculum skills like patterning, sequencing, early math & hand-writing
- Composition skills using composition activities
In addition to the above skills, learning music will help develop your child’s creativity, problem solving skills, perseverance & more.
Learning a musical instrument helps unlock the recipe for learning ALL skills and with Prodigies, learning music is fun & easy (even for parents and kids with no prior musical experience).
What ages is Prodigies designed for?
Most Prodigies materials are designed for kids ages 3-12, with different video series & course progressions covering different difficulties.
Our Playtime material is expanding the curriculum to infants & toddlers, and our Recorder, Ukulele & Bell Curriculum is progressing into more difficult concepts like intervals, harmonies & roman numeral analysis.
With your video membership, you unlock ALL of the videos for all of the different ages, which makes it easy to get started.
You can can learn more about the scope & sequence in the infographic below.
How does Prodigies work?
Prodigies videos are available to stream on ProdigiesMusic.com and through our app, Prodigies Music Lessons (AppleTV, Roku, fireTV, iOS, Android, Chromecast).
We recommend a colorful set of Deskbells to follow along, which are durable & easy to play.
Don’t have any deskbells? That’s okay!
You can also follow along with the hand-signs or with mallet instruments, a piano, or our free Prodigies Bells app.
Many of the lessons don’t even require an instrument, as we’re often focused singing, hand-signing, tapping, clapping, or listening to musical quizzes.
You can simply get out your bells and play along with the videos, or you can take things further with songbooks, workbooks, lesson plans & group activities. Teachers can even enroll students at a discounted price to enhance their studio offerings & student engagement.
If your videos start to buffer…
If you’re running into video playback issues, we can help.
Check out this help article for details, and if you’re working at a school behind a network, check # 5 specifically.
In case things are acting up on ProdigiesMusic.com, you can also login to Prodigies.vhx.tv.
Or you can stream from our app, Prodigies Music Lessons (AppleTV, Roku, fireTV, iOS, Android, Chromecast).
And, if you’re a Lifetime website member, you can even download the videos from our Download Hall for offline use.