This is the first of three posts about award-winning technology that's now available (and inexpensive) for children, teens, and adults to learn to play piano easily and quickly. These apps enable you to interact with music notation in real-time and see the music "in action." Since I've incorporated them into my teaching, I've seen a significant increase in student success.
This post deals with an iPad app called, Piano Maestro.
Though, Piano Maestro is currently only for iPad, I'm hearing about the possibility that it may be available for Android sometime in the future. This app is great for learning piano with a teacher or on your own. And it works for young students as well as adults.
All you have to do is download the FREE app in the apple app store and place your iPad on your piano and register. It doesn't even have to be an electronic piano and it's wireless- no cables needed. Piano Maestro hosts a "gaming" atmosphere that listens to your playing and gives you immediate feedback on the accuracy of your notes and rhythm.
Summary of Features
Adults and older children may find the backgrounds to a bit "juvenile." At some point, users will have a choice of backgrounds. The functionality, however, works for learners from age 3 to 103 - which means it's a good fir for YOU. Find out more
Terry Smith teaches piano and voice privately in the Phoenix, AZ area and online anywhere using an innovative approach called "PLAY NOW!"