Top Music Education Apps
Nowadays, the best way to supplement your music learning experience is through interactive games and activities from the App store; however, there are so many apps to sort through its difficult to know which is the most effective tool. We’ve put together a top 10 list including music education apps that focus on a variety of fundamentals to help any student take their music to the next level!
(Also, for mom and dad who aren’t musically inclined, your kids can play most of these apps on their own with some set up help depending on their age and level. )
- Learn Notes! Displays a random note on the music staff and you click the correct key. Practice only specific notes.
- NoteWorks is a musical game designed to teach note recognition and improve sight reading skills.
- Rhythm Cat – A fun game that will help kids and adults learn to to read basic music rhythms
- Music Tutor – Choose to practice between reading treble, bass, or both clefs for a duration of 1, 5, or 10 minutes. After each test, you can review your mistakes and see your progress.
- Flashnote Derby is a fun way for kids to learn and practice identifying music notes by name. Each race is a timed test in which the student identifies different notes in order to urge their horse and jockey on toward the finish line.
- Decks – Learn the basics of music theory with this music notation flashcard app. There are 3 full decks including music symbols, treble and bass clef notes.
- Blob Chorus Ear Training – This educational game is already used in thousands of schools to introduce children to pitch and improve their musical ear for notes.
- Piano…a free interactive piano with animated songs. Tap to play 50 songs with background music. The key lights up in rhythm with the song so you will always know which note to play. This helps develop timing and pacing with sightreading and note recognition.
- Free Chromatic Tuner: Pano Tuner – One of the only free tuners I have found to be accurate and easy to read.
- iMetronome (with quartz accuracy)
Feel free to leave additional App recommendations in the comment section below if there are any you would like to share with other music students.