Meet Our Team

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Mr. Rob


Rob writes, animates, produces & develops content & curriculum here at Prodigies. He aims to combine the best elements of other popular methods (Kodaly, Orff, Curwen, Taneda) and simplify them into basic icons, sounds and motions, to help kids as young as 2 develop a serious understanding for music theory, solfege, harmony & melody.

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Ms. Sam


Sam first joined the Prodigies team back in 2015 to develop workbooks and lesson materials. She fell in love with teaching music to preschoolers and believes in the importance of positive early learning experiences, especially those that children naturally love such as music.

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Zafer Turkkan

International Partnerships

Zafer was an early believer in the Prodigies system and saw the potential for Prodigies after years of working to build music programs with Harmonia Academy & mathematics programs with Aloha Math. He reached out to the Prodigies Team about working on an international roll out model in early 2016, and has since opened dozens of Prodigies Music centers in and around Istanbul.

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Michael Lining

Customer Support & Content Producer

Michael has an extensive music background with a proficiency in Trumpet. He has studied Graded Choirs, Takadimi, and Curwen methods, led music in several churches, and taught private piano, brass, and percussion.


Bryan Young

Prodigies Academy President

Bryan brings his extensive customer service and hospitality skills to Prodigies everyday, to help make sure our users have everything they need to get an awesome music education with Prodigies.

As kids, Bryan and Rob played drums together both in the basement at home and in the bandroom at school. Bryan’s incredible dance moves inspired the Meteor Man character.


Chris Hazewski

Content Producer

Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Chris moved to California in July 2008. He has been playing guitar for 20+ years and has a vast understanding of various styles, genres, and musicality.

He has been teaching since 2013 with experience ranging from private instruction to small combos. Chris has studied Classical and Contemporary Theory and Ear Training at SD Mesa, completing courses in composition, voice, Jazz and World Music Histories. He has experience performing in various stage acts, touring, writing and recording with an array of talented musicians.


Stacia Kain

Shipping & Logistics

Stacia brought her experience from Walmart and Amazon’s distribution centers to the Prodigies warehouse in 2020. She packs, ships and manages all of the bells, Boomwhackers and books for the Prodigies shop.

Stacia loves a good bonfire, hanging by the pool with her grandkids and she’s famous for giving the mailmen and women all kinds of delicious treats when they pick up Prodigies packages!

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Andrea Cornejo

Customer Support & Curriculum Content

Andrea is a music teacher and long time Prodigies user and teacher! She joined the Prodigies team to help create more Spanish language content and to help support teachers and families using the curriculum.

Andrea lives and works in Quito, Ecuador and she’s quick to help customers in both the English and Spanish speaking world!