Music Prodigy Beats 70 Startups To Bring Music Education Technology to the Masses

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Music Prodigy, a Los Angeles based music education technology firm serious on improving the way people learn, play and interact with music beat over 70 startups with their app Rock Prodigy to win the Silicon Beach Awards.

Rock Prodigy is Music Prodigy’s  pioneer product and is a revolutionary interactive music app powered by patent-pending polyphonic pitch-recognition technology that allows musicians of all skill levels to use any instrument and provide instant performance feedback to accelerate learning.

How It Works

Rock Prodigy is an intelligent iOS app and offers definitive, interactive, fun beginner guitar course of 150+ lessons/practice exercises with video tutorials through 49-day calendar that you can follow at your own pace. The app tracks a user’s progress automatically and tells them what to do step-by-step, day-by-day, and rates immediately how  a user is doing. it’s like a video game!

Beat 70 Start-ups

The app beat 70 other start-ups focused on innovation in digital media and technology to win the first place at the Silicon Beach Awards hosted by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California.

The top three finalists were awarded prizes totaling $50,000 plus coveted office space at io/LA, a new Los Angeles co-work and incubator space.

Winning the USC’s Silicon Beach Awards however is not their only accomplishment.

Music Prodigy in June was the only finalist from Los Angeles in a competition that featured over 30 finalists from around the world and was named the Judge’s Winner and Audience Winner at the Silicon Valley hosted competition organized by business accelerator Plug and Play Technology Center.

It also won the 2011 Appy Award in education and the 2011 About.com’s Readers Choice Award.

Winning Not By Sheer Luck

According to the founders winning has not been by sheer luck.

Earlier Harold Lee, co-founder and CEO of Music Prodigy said:“Unlike other music learning tools, Music Prodigy brings expert guidance and instantaneous evaluation to anyone, anywhere, and radically simplifies the music learning process.”

Practice, Right Skills & Experience

He added that practice is the key to learning and Music Prodigy makes practicing fun, effective and affordable. Behind the fun is a complete learning system combining patent-pending algorithms, innovative curriculum, expert-designed lessons and exercises, and the newly released live Dashboard that automatically synchronizes your performance to the cloud and shows students how they compare to others in the Music Prodigy community.

Learning also needs skill and experience.

Tyson J. Butler Co-founder, Music Prodigy told TechZulu; “We recently added two world class, Ivy League professors to our team as we 100% focus on music education in the on-line space.”

Music Prodigy added Dr. Richard Gard from Yale University’s School of Music as Chief Education Officer and Dr. Roger Dannenberg from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science as Chief Science Officer. Pleased with their decisions Harold Lee said: “We are thrilled that Professors from Yale and Carnegie Mellon have chosen to join Music Prodigy to launch a new online cloud-based music education platform”.

Winning Combination

Armed with all such a winning reputation, believe in better learning and equipped with the necessary skills and experienced team Music Prodigy is expanding its offerings to more music disciplines and offer more advanced solutions for music students worldwide.

Just a small preview of their worldwide footprint, after its January 2011 release of  iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps, Music Prodigy’s  Rock Prodigy is available and sold in over  80 countries.

Sam Wakoba

Sam Wakoba travels around the world's technology hubs and events writing about startups, VC’ s and ventures. Spends nights reviewing trending gadgets, ICT initiatives, and disrupting technology.

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