PreschoolProdigies.com … not just for Preschoolers
One of the most common critiques of our website is the name….PreschoolProdigies.com.
But PreschoolProdigies.com is not just for preschoolers, and depending on your current level of music education, you might find that you’re learning a ton about the language of music that you never knew before.
So briefly, I wanted to tell the short story of why it’s called Preschool Prodigies and explain how the “Preschool” portion of our curriculum is just the beginning.
Preschool Prodigies makes up only 1/3 of the videos in the Prodigies Playgound
If you did a quick analysis of Prodigies videos, you would about 70, maybe 80 videos that feature the title “Preschool Prodigies” somewhere in the video. These span the 8 Chapters inside Preschool Prodigies.
There are then another 120+ videos inside Primary Prodigies Chapter 1 (Chapter 2 coming soon), Recorder Prodigies, PsP Melodies & Holiday Prodigies.
In fact, if you played all the Preschool Prodigies videos in a row, it’s only a couple minute longer than the first chapter of Primary Prodigies!
In other words, there is A LOT more content than just “Preschool Prodigies” in the Prodigies Playground.
If you’re really worried about the name PreschoolProdigies.com, simply start with Primary Prodigies, PsP Melodies Episode 9, Recorder Prodigies, or even Holiday Prodigies. Then if you want, you can backtrack into some of the more advanced Preschool lessons (Chapter 7 & 8) once your students have come to enjoy the lessons enough to not revolt at the word preschool (we understand the revolt can be real and we’re sorry!).
We’ve since moved toward calling the company Prodigies and the site The Prodigies Playground, so you can use that terminology if you’re running into unhappy students!
There are a lot of little things that had us land on PreschoolProdigies.com as both a website and a name. For one, it sounds kinda cool! Plus, who doesn’t like alliteration.
But more importantly, when we started developing colorful music lessons, we really wanted to hone in on the preschool market for 3 main reasons…
- The best time to learn the coveted musical ability of perfect pitch (and all the skills that come with it) is during early childhood. Research has shown that meaningful and memorable play with individual notes can actually develop into perfect pitch, and so we wanted to make sure that the curriculum we developed was highly accessible to preschool teachers, parents and students.
- Along similar lines, the preschool music education market is, for the most part, hyper focused on music and movement. While music and movement has a valuable place in early education, it is not the whole picture, and when it comes to real music theory, it’s not even close to the full picture. So in the name Preschool Prodigies, the Preschool helps us identify with the market we really wanted to start with, and the word Prodigies let us quickly get the point across that some legitimate musicianship and music theory was in play.
- And finally, we couldn’t predict that the elementary school market would be as excited to work with us as the preschools were. Most preschools are privately run and most of them don’t really have music programs. Plus, while I was testing and developing early videos, my only classes were preschool classes which definitely set us even further down that path than we already were. Rest assured, we’re working on tons of music curriculum for elementary school students inside Primary Prodigies, Recorder Prodigies & Holiday Prodigies.
A New URL?
We’ve been working on and hunting for the perfect Prodigies URL for a long time now and we will continue to do so! Until then, your students might have to learn to live with PreschoolProdigies.com in the URL bar, but I’m pretty sure they’ll survive.