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Music Ed

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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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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Teacher Feature: 192 Deskbells Make Landfall in Cape Town

I just got off a call with an absolutely amazing teacher in Cape Town, South Africa and I had to share this story with you. You may or may not know me specifically — I’m Aaron Poole, one of the earliest Prodigies team members, and I helped Mr. Rob write tunes like Sweet Beets, Za …

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What Is Music Therapy?

During some of the most difficult moments of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, people have turned to music for various reasons. In South Florida, a certified music therapist spent several weeks visiting hospices and retirement homes in order to provide guitar recitals to residents apprehensive about their high risk of contagion and illness. In Michigan, a …

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Five Things You Can Do to Keep Music Education in Schools

We all lose when schools lose music. Anyone who has ever participated in a music program understands the role that music education plays in helping students to tap into their creativity and develop essential life skills. So many people underestimate the value of music programs because they don’t see a direct link between “career” goals …

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The Importance Of Music Programs And Their Benefits

The Academic and Personal Benefits of Music Programs Music education is honestly music to the brain. The wealth of research available regarding the benefits of music education is stunning. A study published by the American Psychological Association (APA) recently found that students who take music courses score significantly higher in math, science and English than …

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