Below is a handpicked collection of some good apps you, music teacher and/ or parents, can use with you students and kids to help them learn to play the piano. The apps are suitable for a wide variety of age categories and skill levels from beginner to advanced. Students will get to master piano playing through theoretical lessons, hands-on activities, interactive games, and rehearsals. While some of these apps are totally free others offer in-app purchases. Check them out and share with us your feedback in our social media profiles.
Provides you with over 200 songs to help you learn to play different musical melodies. It offers a customizable and resizable piano that allows you to easily change the size of the keys on the piano. Some of its features include: “full support for all devices, focus on parts of the song to play back, authentic digitised grand piano sounds, highlight notes on/off to play by ear, slow down / speed up the song, turn up / down volume of song play, which is ideal for play along mode, and many more.
“Learn to play the piano with thousands of animated piano lessons for your favorite music.OnlinePianist is great if you want to learn piano by yourself or as a complementary tool for your school or private piano lessons.” Some of its features include:
- “Thousands of popular songs and classical pieces.
- A personalized learning experience with 13 player learning features.
- Personal songbook for collecting and practicing your favorite songs.
- Perfect for those of you who previously learned with a teacher or in school and just want to play their favorite songs.
- Works with any piano or keyboard.”
As its name indicates, this app lets you learn Chords and Scales either by ‘viewing as a reference or playing back’. Some of its features include:
- “Highly configurable piano – multitouch, glissando, highlighting, note names (standard or solfege, resizable keyboard suitable for all devices and tablets.) .
- Scales and Chords Games to test knowledge. Advance through levels and an area to check to progress. Best way to learn is to test yourself on a piano
- Play any notes and the app will recognise the scale or chord you have played.
- All keys, all scales, modes, chords and root notes available. 1000s available.
- No in-app purchases.”
“Piano Academy is for anyone who’s looking to learn the piano from scratch, or for those who have prior knowledge and want to continue learning by practice playing along to their favorite songs. Piano Academy offers an on-screen touch keyboard so you can start playing immediately. The app also supports MIDI connection, and it can even detect the notes you play if you have an acoustic or electronic piano.”
“Explore the magic of learning piano and discover your own little musical getaway. Join over 1 million people enjoying interactive piano and keyboard lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Skoove makes it easy to learn and practice notes, chords and technique.”
“Notecoach makes learning to play the piano easy.The app listens to you play on your real piano or keyboard, teaches you theory, and helps you master pieces by famous composers such as Mozart and Beethoven.The app is suitable for piano players of all levels, and teaches classical, gospel, and modern styles of piano music.”
7- Piano Marvel
“With over 25,000 songs and exercises, Piano Marvel is perfect for all ages and ability levels. Learn to play your favorite songs, and track your progress over time. Practice sight-reading with the SASR (Standard Assessment of Sight-Reading) and play your favorite songs on an acoustic or digital piano. Parents and teachers can view practice reports to monitor progress and motivate students. You will be more motivated to practice with fun accompaniments, leaderboards, practice goals, instant feedback, and multiple practice modes.”
“With Hello Piano app you can learn how to play piano well and study the theory without difficulties. Interactive learning process consists of daily challenges, which include educating games and theory lessons. The curriculum focuses on 4 main skills necessary for any piano player: rhythm, ear training, playing technique, and music sheets. By using the app for just 15 minutes a day you will get tangible results and enough skills to play the real piano.”