App Review: Piano Maestro for *iPad only.* FREE and paid accounts available for teachers. Students who are connected to a teacher account have available to content for free.
I’ve been meaning to write this review for a long time. I wouldn’t surprise me if you’ve already heard all about the Piano Maestro app for iPad!
If you are not already familiar with Piano Maestro, here’s how I would sum it up: Piano Maestro is an app for iPad that provides music for the student to play, listens to the student’s acoustic piano using the iPad’s microphone (no wires required, although if you prefer to hook it up to a keyboard with headphones, you can), and evaluates the student’s playing based on note accuracy and rhythm accuracy. The student’s progress is saved over time and points are awarded, essentially “gamifying” the experience. The developer, JoyTunes, is a team dedicated to piano education and listening to feedback from teachers.
Watch this 30-second video to see Piano Maestro in action:
When student accounts are connected to the teacher’s account, students have the flexibility of using their account via the teacher’s iPad during their weekly lessons or they can use their own iPad at home.
Piano Maestro has the potential to be a game-changer in your studio, depending on how you decide to incorporate it into your teaching. Let’s first talk about the kinds of pieces available for students to learn in Piano Maestro. Continue reading “iPad App Review: Piano Maestro”