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12 Good Music Apps for Elementary Students

June 6, 2017
Below is a collection of some very good iPad music apps to use with elementary students and young learners. Through a variety of educational content that includes lessons, videos, and interactive games students will get to explore the world of musicality in fun and engaging ways.  They will get to learn the basics of music composition, recognize melody and pitch, learn about different musical instruments, write their own songs, and practice their music skills via guided instruction. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback.

12 Good Music Apps for Elementary Students

1- Easy Music
‘Easy Music is the perfect initiation into the world of music, no theory required! It is a beautifully animated app to introduce kids aged 5+ to musicality. Children learn to recognize notes, pitch, rhythm, and melody in a nature-inspired game environment’

2- ABC Music
‘Expose your child to a world of Music! Our award-winning Little Explorers ABC Series put the work at your children fingertips through sight, sound & touch. Let them explore a world of pianos, violins, maracas & more through beautiful pictures, lively videos, and interactive scenes.’

3- Toca Band
‘Toca Band is a fun and easy toy that encourages children to explore music in a new creative way! Choose from 16 different cool characters – each with their own unique quirky sound and musical rhythms.’

4- Learn The Orchestra
‘Learn the Orchestra is a fun and interactive music playing and learning application, for kids and adults. Follow the conductor’s lead as you learn about all the instruments in the orchestra and some great musicians who played them. Then step up to the conductor’s podium and choose one of the included classic orchestral pieces to interact with the whole orchestra, or take control and play the instruments on your own.’

5- Princess Piano
‘Princess Piano has escaped a spell cast by an evil witch thanks to her magic ballet shoes. By learning to read and play music on the piano, you will help the princess dance her way back to the Cloud Kingdom to rescue her family!’

6- Morton Subotnick's Pitch Painter
‘Morton Subotnick presents a new way for your kids to create music. Pitch Painter is a musical finger painting app that is simple yet surprisingly sophisticated. While engaged in creative musical play, the child will be introduced to a variety of musical instrumental sounds and authentic scale tunings from four regions of the world.’

7- My First Classical Music App HD
‘Find out where you hear music, who writes it and what all the instruments sound like. Meet the great composers and be wowed by the orchestra. ’

8- Monkey Drum
‘Making music has never been so fun, or so easy! Play realistic instruments and watch as little jungle animals copy your tunes. See their funny reactions as you feed them bananas, spin them, or bop them on the head! Make them happy and see them reward you with a special song!’

9- Piano Dust Buster
‘Use your own acoustic piano, or an on-screen virtual one, to play your favorite songs whether its pop songs like Taylor Swift's Trouble or Classical like Vivaldi's Spring’

10- Musical Instruments
‘A Montessori approach to learning about different musical instruments…In the Learning Center, learn about 27 different musical instruments, including, acoustic guitar, violin and piano. Learn their names, descriptions and listen to sound clips for each instrument. ’

11- Toc And Roll
‘This powerful tool has been designed to help children start composing songs and cultivate their creativity in a funny and easy way. Like a portable studio, TOC AND ROLL gives children the chance to mix different instruments on a virtual multitrack. They can add effects, record their voices, and then share the results with the world.’

12- Sesame Street Makes Music
‘join the Sesame Street band, and rock out with your favorite characters to six classic songs! Get transported to a tropical island, where your child can play the vibraphone in a reggae version of “If you’re Happy and You Know It,” or to a family farm for a jug band rendition of “Old McDonald”! Sesame Street Makes Music encourages musicality and creativity by introducing your child to different instruments and musical genres, while playing along to classic preschool tunes.’

Sources:
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/30-ipad-apps-for-music-teachers.html
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/08/best-music-apps-for-kids
http://appcrawlr.com/ios-apps/best-apps-elementary-music
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