One of the cool teaching tools the iPad provides the piano teacher is the possibility of completing worksheets digitally during the lesson — or using the iPad like a music whiteboard with a custom background. A few of my favorite piano teaching blogs have shared some great resources for using the iPad in this way:
- Anne Crosby — Check out her colorful whiteboard backgrounds by searching “iPad” on her blog, and be sure to see her Music Discoveries digital method book, too (pictured at right).
- Wendy’s Piano Escapades offers a few different types of colorful whiteboard backgrounds.
- Susan Paradis has a variety of colorful worksheets/games that would work well on the iPad.
- Jennifer Fink from Pianimation has some sight-reading cards (sets of jpg files) that are fantastic.
To use these wonderful resources on your iPad, you will need some kind of whiteboard or annotator app that allows you to upload custom “papers” or “backgrounds” upon which you can draw and erase. There are many different options available. Over the weekend, I spent some time researching and testing apps until I found my favorite. Here are the features I was looking for: Continue reading “Annotation Apps for iPad / GoodNotes Pro Review”