5. Using Prodigies at Home
Using Prodigies at Home
The practice of piano lessons in the home is something of a euro-American tradition. It's not hard to see why; music is fun, engaging, universally enjoyed and something that genuinely connects people through all of our favorite things...words, harmony, melody, rhythm, dance...you get the idea.
But in this busy day and age, less and less families are finding the time to get their kids into piano lessons. Furthermore, typical piano lessons take a lot of time commitment and practice, which is hard to compete with in this day and age of instant, screen-driven gratification.
Furthermore, a lot of the YouTube channels and internet media for kids is driven by click-based, view-time driven stats that are less concerned with the step by step development of your child, and more concerned with making sure they watch for as long as possible to get their numbers up.
That's where Prodigies comes in. It's an easy and affordable way for families to have a music class at the ready.
Plus, it has the colorful, engaging and almost addicting advantage of screen time. But instead of treating your kids to nightmare like scenarios like some kids media, Prodigies is highly, educational, deliberately interactive and it will undoubtedly help your child develop his or her sense for music.
Whether you're busy city mom who's already signed up for too many classes, or a country mouse living 40 miles from the nearest music studio, you can easily fire up Prodigies Music Lessons and know that your kids are heading toward an amazing musical journey that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Keeping Your Instrument at the Ready
By having a dedicated music area and/or by having your bells near your TV, you'll greatly increase your chance of practicing each day, which will in turn, reward you with a lot more success and musical skill as a result.
Conversely, if your bells are in the box, in a bag, in the closet under the stairs, it's going to be tough to get into the swing of things each day.
In other words, take advantage of setting up a deliberate music area, bell board, bell desk, or some kind of practice area that your kid can take ownership of and feel comfortable in. If every practice session is a matter of finding the bells and charging the iPad, it's going to slow you down!
How Often Should We Practice?
As a general rule of thumb 5-15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. And if one of those days is a music class or lesson, that can count as one of the five.
This is a realistic and achievable expectation, even if it's just one video before bed!
You can track your progress on our printable Prodigies Calendar or however you choose!
How Do I Keep My Child Engaged Over Time
It's true that after a year or two of practicing music, the novelty might start to wear off.
That's why we're always releasing new lessons and new content for your kids!