Can you create prodigies or are they born? I'm mostly curious how teachers handle a student like this, and what methods they would use.
Please give credentials before you answer.
Edit 1: I was thinking it might help if I created a case. Let's say the student is 3 years old, shows incredible ability to learn and perform works on the piano, and the parents are on board. How can a teacher turn this child into a prodigy?
Edit 2: People misunderstood what I meant by 'credentials' (My own fault for not being clear enough!). By credentials, I want to know: your teaching experience in years, and if you've actually been able to teach a prodigy.
For example, my creds would be: Have taught piano at both a larger studio and my own private studio for a little over 10 years, I've also taught some online YouTube music lessons, skype lessons. My greatest success with a student was a 15 year old who in 3 years went from beginner piano up to Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no 2, without skipping anything, and placing either 1st or 2nd in competitions against students who had been playing 10+ years.
People were wanting me to define what a prodigy is: The google definition is: a person, especially a young one, endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities. "a Russian pianist who was a child prodigy in his day" As an example: I'd consider someone like Emily Bear to fit with that, but there are many other examples.
The essence of what I'm wanting to know is, When a child prodigy is being taught, how does the teacher take advantage of the prodigy's talents, and not waste the opportunity? What is a good practice regime? Should they be taught a different method which skips some elements, or the same method and let the prodigy accelerate their own progress due to their natural abilities?