Here at Prodigies, we’re all about teaching young kids the language of music. Below you can find some of the research and ideas that have inspired our methods & curriculum.
Curriculum creator Mr. Rob has written extensively about our methods inside our free eBook, “Raising a Young Musician” and if you’re curious about our curriculum and our approach, it’s definitely worth reading through the eBook.
Below is a list of the research, articles and methods that have inspired Prodigies.
Research About Absolute Pitch Education in Young Children
The Benefits of a Music Education
Radiolab Podcast Featuring Diana Deutsch
Radiolab Podcast About Musical Language
Musical Illusions, Perfect Pitch and Other Curiosities with Diana Deutsch
Diana Deutsch, Professor of Psychology at UC San Diego, presents several musical illusions that she has discovered, showing that people can differ strikingly in the way they hear simple musical patterns. She also explains why perfect pitch is rare in most populations, but not among speakers of tonal languages, such as Mandarin.