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BEST
MUSICAPPS

The piano has existed for 300 years yet the methods that teachers use today are just as old! Electronic tablets are now considered an essential part of education and many music teachers have seen positive results by incorporating the following apps into their lessons. 

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FORSCORE

Designer: ForScore, LLC

Type: Performance 

Keep all of your sheet music in one place! This app allows you to upload, organize, edit and share any sheet music. It includes all the bells and whistles that you can imagine including BlueTooth page-turning for performances.

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PIANO MAESTRO 

Designer: JoyTunes

Type: Piano Education

Piano Maestro is ranked the #1 app for music education with innovative software that uses the microphone to verify if you are playing the correct notes. Membership is required for teachers to remotely assign homework and track progress.

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TENUTO

Designer: Musictheory

Type: Exams

This app allows you to create custom visual or auditory exams for your music students and keep track of their scores. It includes everything from basic note identification to key signature construction. Any music teacher would love this app! 

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TEMPO

Designer: Frozen Ape

Type: Metronome 

All musicians know that a metronome is essential for practice. There are many metronomes apps available but Tempo raises the bar. Its sleek user-friendly design, customizable settings, and tempo markings make this a favorite. 

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THEORY LESSONS

Designer: Musictheory

Type: Theory

This app features offline music theory lessons from musictheory.net which are presented in animated versions. This is great to have when you need to visually teach a class while you are on the go.

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PIANO DUST BUSTER

Designer: JoyTunes

Type: Piano Game

From the start, you will be playing simple songs directly on the iPad. It’s a great way to introduce the piano to kids of any age with silly animations and a fun game concept. This app goes hand in hand with “Piano Maestro”.

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MUSIC TOOLS

Designer: OnStage Technologies 

Type: Music Dictionary

A musical dictionary is essential for classical musicians and this app offers a wide range of musical terms, definitions, and reference charts. Great for teachers to keep a dictionary in their pocket.

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GARAGE BAND

Designer: Apple

Type: Songwriting 

As a musician, one of the greatest accomplishments possible is to create your own music. Garage Band helps musicians explore their creative side allowing you to record, layer, and edit your own music in real-time.