App Review: SproutBeat for iPad

sproutbeatlogoA fantastic new iPad app was recently released.  I am so pumped about this one!

I am a huge fan of Eik Siang Mar’s website, FunAndLearnMusic.com.  She has a huge variety of free music worksheets that are both visually attractive and educationally effective.  I have some of my favorite worksheets downloaded on my iPad.  I like to be able to print them from my iPad during the lesson to send home with students, targeting a new concept we just learned.  And, once in a while, I ask students to complete the worksheet digitally during the lesson on my iPad by “writing” on the worksheet.

Now, this process is about to get a whole lot easier!  FunAndLearnMusic has released a companion iPad app called SproutBeat.  The app allows view to all the worksheets from FunAndLearnMusic, organized by category.

The free version of the app allows you to download 25 of the worksheets.  Purchasing the full version of the app for $19.99 gives you access to ALL of the worksheets, plus any worksheets released in the future.  Eik generally adds new worksheets every Tuesday.

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Once you have a worksheet downloaded, you can draw on the worksheet digitally using the pen tool or the highlight tool.  There is an eraser, too, as well as an “undo” button and a “full erase” button.

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You can choose from a few different colors for the pen and highlighter.  You can also print the worksheet to your wireless printer by tapping “Print” in the upper RH corner.

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SproutBeat is this piano teacher’s dream come true!  Hooray for having over 400 music worksheets available at my fingertips, either printed or digital!  The full version of this app is worth every penny.

Visit SproutBeat’s website to learn more, or go straight to the iTunes store to download SproutBeat for iPad.

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Joy Morin is a piano teacher in Perrysburg, Ohio (United States) who enjoys keeping her teaching fresh with new ideas and resources. ColorInMyPiano.com serves as a journal of her adventures in piano teaching as well as a place to exchange ideas and resources.

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6 Comments

  1. Posted 12 June 2014 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Great review. I’m really loving this app. I’ve used it several times with students this week, and I think I’ll definitely download the full version once I use up all my worksheets. I especially like it because it makes it easy for students to do the work *during* lessons, which cuts down on theory homework, lets teachers assist when they have questions, AND it cuts down on ink.

  2. Melissa B
    Posted 14 June 2014 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    I use android. Do you know if this app is available in both formats?

    • Posted 14 June 2014 at 10:55 am | Permalink

      I don’t believe so, but perhaps you can confirm it on their website!

  3. Posted 1 July 2014 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the review! Looks awesome :)

  4. Posted 5 July 2014 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    This does look great! Thanks for the review!

  5. Carlinton
    Posted 12 August 2014 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Hi Joy,

    I love this post and I love your blog overall. Thank you for the review on this product.
    I have never use this app but I think it is very interesting. And.. the price is reasonable.

    All the best! :)
    Carlinton

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