Prodigies is a family owned and operated small business focused on creating accessible, modern & effective music curriculum.
We hope to shift the focus of early music education toward absolute pitch development, instrumental performance & aural comprehension.
We imagine a world where everyone understands the musical notes as easily as we all understand color or the ABCs. The skill for perfect pitch is more learnable than most people believe, but it requires making Do Re Mi as universal as the ABCs.
Built by host Rob Young (Mr. Rob), Prodigies is part Guitar Hero, part Blues Clues, & part Kodaly classroom all rolled into one. We promise that it will bring your home and your classroom to life with music!
Creator & Host
Host and creator Mr. Rob is responsible for the majority of content, site-design and artwork here at ProdigiesMusic.com. A high energy and upbeat drummer, a life-long learner, and tech enthusiast, Prodigies Music is Rob’s dream come to life!
Rob studied Music Technology at NYU before working for 10 years as an early childhood educator and music teacher.
Having struggled with ear-training in college, Rob designed a computer program to help him learn the ins and outs of pitch. Shortly after college, he became fascinated with the Taneda Method and other early-music methods for teaching absolute pitch, and lo, Prodigies was born.
Rob’s happiest when he’s writing, filming and animating songs and music lessons for Prodigies. These days, he works on Prodigies almost 24/7, in between playing with his toddler Lillian and his wife Sam in Hawaii.
Operator & Curriculum Specialist
Sam creates the Prodigies workbook content, lesson plans inside the Teach Area, and plays point woman on customer success, accounting, e-mails, and operations. Recently, she joined Mr. Rob in front of the camera for her debut as Ms. Sam in Performance Prodigies.
Before Prodigies, Sam taught high school English, where she took the lead on many curriculum development projects and school-wide initiatives. Now she brings that insight to the preschool & primary level to create fun and challenging materials for young musicians.
Sam studied education at the University of Delaware culminating in a Bachelor’s degree in English Education and Master’s degree in Educational Technology. Both help her lay the framework for Prodigies materials.
When she’s not writing lesson plans or trying to keep the Prodigies books balanced, she’s soaking up every second with baby Lil, singing and strumming her guitar, practicing yoga, reading fantasy or science fiction, or hittin’ the beach with Mr. Rob!
Video Editing & Content Management
Sheet Music, Songwriting & Sales
Music Production & Curriculum Support
International Sales & Teacher Training