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Rob

Host & creator of ProdigiesMusic.com, Mr. Rob is an upbeat music teacher with a way of turning difficult musical ideas into fun and accessible songs and games for children.

Female Musicians Who Can Inspire Young Learners

Inspirational personalities and role models are vital to the formation of young music learners; this is a matter of projection, and it highlights the powerful combination of cognition and emotional intelligence. Boys and girls can greatly benefit from looking up to musicians who have left their mark through composition, performance, style, and active interests. It …

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What is Meter in Music?

Music theory can be both simple and complex; it is not hard to learn, but it can difficult to thoroughly master because it presents intellectual challenges from time to time. Even though music is not an abstract concept, it can sometimes seem like it for students who start learning theory. At Prodigies, our curriculum and …

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Where are the Bells? February Shipping Update

Hey everyone, Mr. Rob here with an update on bell shipments! Long story short, bells are one or two weeks behind schedule right now. We promised a late January to mid-February delivery, but unfortunately, the bells are still held up in port. When we ordered the bells on October 10th, the factory estimated a January …

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Ambassador 2021 Challenges

Get ready for some PERFORMANCE VIDEO CHALLENGES! Each month, well are setting out different Performance Challenges where Prodigies students from around the world can submit video performances! Some months we will compile the best moments from each video challenge and release a compilation mash up, and sometimes it will be a featured solo performance. This …

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5 Music Activities for Middle School to Make Lessons More Creative

Most humans naturally fall in love with music from an early age. We’ve all seen the way that babies and toddlers intuitively bob their heads along to the beat whenever a song is played. For many people, this early love of music lasts for a lifetime. However, that natural thrill that causes us to light …

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How Parent Booster Groups Can Help Your Music Program

School bands are not always necessary in order to support music programs; however, there is no question that they can greatly advance musical instruction curricula. Quite a few music teachers are qualified to organize and manage bands; at some conservatories and fine arts schools, some teachers can handle directing more than one musical ensemble during …

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Digital Sheet Music & iPad Apps: Should You Make the Switch?

You Should Definitely Use Digital Sheet Music and Modern Apps. Here’s Why: The year 2020 has left us many things to remember and many others to forget. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and just one week after the first vaccination campaign started in England, the world celebrated the 250th birthday of Ludwig van …

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The Truth About Private Music Lessons: Five Reasons They Work

Of the many lessons we were forced to learn during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, one lesson clearly stands out in the context of education: Augmenting the school curriculum can substantially increase learning capacity and student enjoyment. The interest in home schooling has also multiplied as many parents found out that learning at home is …

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The Musical Edge: Is Your Home Practice Space Holding You Back?

Are you expecting to get elegant results from practicing in a chaotic space? It’s a common mistake. After all, not everyone has the luxury of owning a large, clutter-free and soundproof room where they can become totally immersed in their instruments. We don’t have to find perfection in a practice space. However, it is important …

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5 Essential Habits of the Successful Music Educator

What makes an effective music teacher? We could come up with many answers to this question, but only one can truly encapsulate all of them: Great educators inspire their students. The inspiration does not have to be specifically related to performance. While it is true that all piano teachers would like their students to achieve …

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15 Affirmations That Will Make You a More Powerful Music Educator

Music is an attitude. If you’re a musician, you know that the way we walk into a space can determine what we ultimately create. That’s why it’s so important to get into the right headspace before walking into a music space. Many musicians and instructors achieve this through the use of positive affirmations. Positive affirmations …

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Reasons You Should Thank Your Music Teacher

In the years before passing away from respiratory complications, jazz legend Miles Davis began offering more details about his musical career and his formation as a trumpet player. Davis was raised in an affluent household where his parents introduced him to the works of Louis Armstrong and other jazz peers. It so happened that his …

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Top Websites for Music Educators

When combined with internet technology and advanced mobile devices, music education has been enjoying a nice boost over the last few years. As long as an internet connection can be established on a relatively modern personal computing device, students, parents, and educators cannot complain about a lack of music education resources. Younger students cannot envision …

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