MUSIC APPS  

I love incorporating technology to enhance lessons and practice!

Be sure to check back for updates with new Apps!

All available in the iTunes App Store - click on images.

Metronomes & Practice Tools

 
Practice+

Practice+

for iPhone & iPad. My favorite! A metronome, and so much more: A complete practice and performance toolkit, with a sleek, clean design. Contains five separate modes including Tuner, Metronome, Recorder, Setlist and Loop Modes.

Smart Metronome

Smart Metronome

for iPhone & iPad. A simple and very accurate metronome. Realistic pendulum animation. Easily set the BPM by tapping. Four sounds sets to choose from. Three modes: Normal, Repeat and Program.

Voice Record Pro

Voice Record Pro

For iPhone & iPad. Great audio recording app! Use it to record sections while you practice, or an entire piece. Records in AAC/MP4/M4A format, and can be converted to MP3. Create names & labels for each recording, and share recordings easily with Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, YouTube, email or Bluetooth.

Anytune Pro+

Anytune Pro+

for iPhone & iPad. Great for intermediate-advanced students: Use Anytune to listen to and practice any music at your own pace by adjusting the tempo of a recording. Play a difficult passage in slo-mo to really hear the details and understand complicated rhythms. Easy import of tracks from your iTunes library or Dropbox. Also: bookmark and loop sections for practicing, record and share, & more!

Music Dictionary

Music Dictionary

For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. "Music Tools" is a comprehensive music dictionary with vocabulary in English, German, Latin, Italian and French. Plus a set of quick reference charts for abbreviations, symbols, & tempo markings.

Henle Library

Henle Library

for iPad. Get the most reliable Urtext editions in the world on your iPad, download all the music you need to practice or perform, & carry it wherever you go! Purchase just the part you need to play without having to buy the complete score. Browse a store of over 40 Urtext editions, including Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas and Chopin’s Nocturnes, with more coming soon. Instant download access, and lots of great tools: annotate, save, print, record, metronome.

30/30

30/30

for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch. How are you spending your practice time? Need help managing your time better? Use this app to set goals for individual assignments, stay organized and focused, and get more done! You set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them. When you start the timer, it will tell you when to move on to the next task. Convenient toggle buttons allow you to add/subtract time, pause, or check off when completed.

DecideNow!

DecideNow!

For iPhone & iPad. Sometimes students can't decide what they should do next in their practice, and end up repeating music over and over the same way without getting better. This app will help them create & use good practice strategies and solve problems while adding variety and preventing boredom. Customize your own wheel, or I'll send one to you - then spin the wheel to find your next practice strategy!

Composer of the Day

Composer of the Day

Read concise, one-sentence biographies of classical composers, one per day, on the composer's birthday. Includes a link to iTunes for a sample of the composer's music!

Note Reading

 
NinGenius

NinGenius

for iPhone & iPad (Android available too). Master notes, fingering & rhythms for every band and orchestra instrument through fun gameplay! Earn ninja belts as you increase speed and accuracy. STUDY MODE features a low-stress quiz option. TEST MODE ramps up intensity with exciting gameplay. Four built-in difficulty Levels help you progress from "Easy" to "NinGenius".

Note Rush

Note Rush

for iPhone/iPad. A fun game for practicing note reading on the music staff, while you race to earn stars and beat your best time! Note Rush helps students learn a strong association between notes on the staff and keys on your instrument by using your device's microphone to detect when you play each note. Select from fun note themes and preset levels, or create your own levels.

Flashnote Derby

Flashnote Derby

For iPhone & iPad. 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 make their horse run towards the finish line. Answer quickly, and the horse goes faster; answer slowly and you'll fall behind in the race. At the end, students can review the notes they missed.

Staff Wars

Staff Wars

for iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch. StaffWars is a game designed to help beginning and intermediate musicians learn & practice note names of the treble, alto and bass clefs. Speed increases throughout the game, challenging the player to identify notes as fast as possible!

NoteWorks

NoteWorks

For iPad & iPhone (iPhone has a separate app). A musical game designed to teach note recognition and improve sight reading skills. "Hungry Munchy" is eager to swallow elusive blue notes, and your goal is to help Munchy catch each note as quickly as possible. He makes very satisfying "crunching" sounds with each note he chomps! Entertaining game play. For all ages and levels. Students have a second chance to correctly name missed notes, to reinforce recognition. Really fun!

Piano Dust Buster

Piano Dust Buster

For iPhone & iPad. Use your own acoustic piano, or an on-screen virtual one, to play your favorite songs. The app listens to your piano while you play! Help "Granny" dust off the piano by playing the correct note in the correct rhythm. Collect points and bonuses to unlock more songs. Helps develop musical skills: note names, staff reading, rhythm, & piano key identification.

Treble Cat

Treble Cat

For iPad (also separate app for iPhone). Entertaining app designed to help students learn to quickly identify notes in the treble clef. Multiple levels, stages and challenges to unlock!

Bass Cat

Bass Cat

For iPad (also separate app for iPhone). Entertaining app designed to help students learn to quickly identify notes in the bass clef. Multiple levels, stages and challenges to unlock!

Poco a Poco

Poco a Poco

for iPhone & iPad. Specially designed exercises targeted to your skill level. Practice note reading and theory to improve your sight reading skills. Play the Challenge and see how long you can go without mistakes!

PianoMaestro

PianoMaestro

for iPhone & iPad. Featuring hundreds of famous & popular songs, Piano Maestro makes sheet music comes to life: place your iPad on the piano & play tunes along with a synchronized band soundtrack! Progress up in levels, collect skill points & unlock more songs! Students love learning their favorite tunes - all while improving their note-reading.

Piano Summer Games

Piano Summer Games

For iPhone & iPad. Improve note reading while learning to play the anthems of the world. Use an on-screen virtual one or use your own real piano - the app just listens to your piano and you learn how to play! Choose from a growing list of over 40 national anthems and learn how to play them accompanied by high quality concert music.

 

Theory & Composing

Music Theory Pro

Music Theory Pro

For iPhone & iPad. Fantastic all-in-one app! Games to identify: Note Names, Key Signatures, Intervals, Chords, Scales. PLUS games for ear training: Tempos, Intervals, Chords, Scales. Easy to use, easily customizable to quiz just the material you want. Perfect for music exam preparation.

Tenuto

Tenuto

For iPhone, iPad & iPod touch. An all-in-one Theory and Ear Training app. With a collection of 15 customizable exercises, students can work on identifying notes, intervals, chords, key signatures, piano keys, plus ear training for notes, intervals, scales and chords. Perfect for supplementing weekly theory assignments, and for RCM exam preparation.

SproutBeat

SproutBeat

For iPad. SproutBeat contains over 350 colorful and engaging worksheets, organized by topic, including: Flash Cards, Games, Intervals, Key Names, Line & Space Notes, and much more! Students have fun drawing on the worksheets right on the iPad using colorful marker tools, or you can print them out using your AirPrint enabled printer. Try it for free and get 25 free worksheets. Full access to all worksheets is a $19.99 fee.

RCM Theory apps

RCM Theory apps

For iPad. Designed just for kids, RCM Music Theory Apps are available for levels Prep, 1, 2, 3, & 4, and coordinate with the curriculum of the Royal Conservatory of Music Theory books. They put a playful spin on learning, with fun animation, lively narration, and engaging games, while teaching important music concepts like time signatures and musical scales.

RCM Notation

RCM Notation

for iPad. Coordinates with the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum. Available for levels 5-8. Features: Note identification and transposing with the interactive keyboard and drag & drop notes on the staff; Pitch and notation testing; Audio playback.

RCM Intervals

RCM Intervals

for iPad. Coordinates with the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum. Available for levels 5-8. Students progress through increasingly complex intervals from half steps to compound intervals, and master diatonic, chromatic, melodic & harmonic. Features: Interactive keyboard & staff; Thousands of questions and answers to reinforce concepts; Audio playback.

RCM Scales

RCM Scales

for iPad. Coordinates with the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, levels 5-8. Includes 100's of interactive exercises to learn Scales and Key Signatures. Perfect Theory Exam prep, it can also be used as a standalone resource for students wishing to master these concepts. Features: Drag & drop notes to build scales for all keys; Interactive keyboard & staff; Thousands of questions and answers to practice concepts; Audio playback.

RCM Chords

RCM Chords

for iPad. Coordinates with the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, levels 5-8. Build triads on the interactive keyboard & staff; Name & label chords in all keys; Hear audio playback of answers. Perfect for Theory Exam prep, also good as stand-alone study.

RCM Melody

RCM Melody

for iPad. Coordinates with the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, levels 5-8. Perfect for exam prep, or stand alone study.

RCM Rhythm

RCM Rhythm

for iPad. Coordinates with the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, levels 5-8. Perfect for exam prep, or stand alone study.

RCM Terms

RCM Terms

for iPad. Coordinates with the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, levels 5-8. Perfect for Theory exam prep, or stand alone study.

RCM History

RCM History

for iPad. Coordinates with the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, levels 5-8. Perfect for Theory exam prep, or stand alone study.

Theta Music Trainer

Theta Music Trainer

iPhone, iPad, Android & desktop. Sharpen your musical ear with fun games! It has 43 games covering all major categories of ear training and music theory, including pitch, intervals, chords, rhythm & more. Improve your musical ear and learn to play & sing more freely!

Music Resources

Music Resources

for iPhone & iPad. Theory, worksheets & flashcards - over 200 lessons to choose from! Includes: blank staff paper, flashcards for symbols, vocabulary, notes, rhythms, games & puzzles, practice exams, and more. Documents are PDF, and you can print, email, or open in another app.

ScoreCloud Express HD

ScoreCloud Express HD

for iPhone & iPad. Straight from musical idea to music notation - wherever you are! You can: Play, sing or whistle any melody and instantly turn it into music notation! Features: edit a score, change playback sound, in-app and cloud-based storage of your songs, and share results by email, Twitter or Facebook!

NotateMe Now

NotateMe Now

for iPhone & iPad. This free version is a simple composition tool, that lets you notate a single line melody. Fun for beginner composers! Quickly enter music notation with your finger or stylus - handwriting recognition will transform it into printed music on the staff. Email or print out your composition when you're done. Also includes a photo-recognition feature: take a picture of a printed score, and it will import it, allowing you to play it back and edit it.

Notion

Notion

for iPhone & iPad. A music notation editor and playback tool - you can compose, edit and playback scores using real audio sound samples performed by the London Symphony Orchestra! Use an interactive piano keyboard, guitar fretboard or drum pad to easily input your musical ideas, and the app transforms it into notation on a staff. Includes drag & drop tools for adding more details: articulations, expressions, dynamics, lyrics. Share as a midi or PDF with email, iCloud and Dropbox.

Rhythm

 
Rhythm Swing

Rhythm Swing

for iPhone & iPad. Outsmart the sneaky crocodile by tapping rhythms correctly - tap in time and keep the monkey swinging, but miss a beat and the hungry crocodile is waiting to catch the monkey! A variety of levels lets you gradually progress. Each level has "Learn", "Practice" and "Play" modes, with lesson videos, tips, and fun game play. Helpful feedback shows you where you made mistakes & how to fix them. Fun background tracks - feels like playing in a band!

Rhythm Cat Pro

Rhythm Cat Pro

for iPhone & iPad. A fun game that helps students develop rhythm understanding and accuracy. Includes 60 levels that get progressively more challenging. Players tap the rhythm patterns in time to the beat - the more accurately they match the rhythm, the more points they earn, allowing them to unlock the higher levels.

Rhythm Lab

Rhythm Lab

for iPhone & iPad. I LOVE this app! Learn & practice rhythms in so many fun ways! Includes 10 levels of 1 or 2 hand rhythms, with LOTS of customizable settings. Use the "listen" mode to learn the sound of the rhythm before testing yourself in "Play" mode. Record it, or copy, save & share rhythms - send in an email for practice at home, or open it up as a pdf & use it as a worksheet. Composer section provides patterns from real music by each composer!

Rhythm Training HD

Rhythm Training HD

for iPhone & iPad. Improve your counting, rhythmic accuracy, and develop a stronger feel for the beat with these short exercises! Free version has 10 levels, each with 3-5 measure examples. Dots appear next to the rhythm as you tap, to show your accuracy. Customize features: adjust tempo and instrument sounds.

 

Ear Training

Blob Chorus Ear Training

Blob Chorus Ear Training

For iPhone & iPad. Kids LOVE the silly "blob" sounds that each blob makes! A fun, entertaining way to introduce children to pitch and improve their musical ear for notes. Each of the blobs in the chorus sings a note, and then the "king" blob sings his note; you have to identify the blob who sang the same note as the king blob. With easy (3 blobs) to harder (8 blobs) options, students can gradually increase the difficulty.

Ear Cat

Ear Cat

for iPhone & iPad. A fun game to develop your musical ear, with 80 levels that get progressively more challenging. Learn to recognize intervals, improve solfege, and identify pitches.

Music Theory Pro

Music Theory Pro

For iPhone & iPad. Fantastic all-in-one app! Games to identify: Note Names, Key Signatures, Intervals, Chords, Scales. PLUS games for ear training: Tempos, Intervals, Chords, Scales. Easy to use, easily customizable to quiz just the material you want. Perfect for music exam preparation.

Tenuto

Tenuto

For iPhone, iPad & iPod touch. An all-in-one Theory and Ear Training app. With a collection of 15 customizable exercises, students can work on identifying notes, intervals, chords, key signatures, piano keys, plus ear training for notes, intervals, scales and chords. Perfect for supplementing weekly theory assignments, and for RCM exam preparation.

Ear Trainer

Ear Trainer

For iPhone & iPad. Filled with over 230 individual exercises covering intervals, chords, scales, relative pitch, and melody. As you progress through the exercises, statistics are collected so that you can see your progress. Perfect for ear training preparation for RCM exams!

My Ear Training

My Ear Training

for iPhone & iPad. Learn to identify by ear: Intervals, chords, progressions, scales, and melodies. Use the preset exercises or customize your own. Play answers with the keyboard or multiple choice. Also includes a reference list of songs associated with each interval and video links to hear them. Free, with some in-app purchases for upgrades.

Theta Music Trainer

Theta Music Trainer

iPhone, iPad, Android & desktop. Sharpen your musical ear with fun games! It has 43 games covering all major categories of ear training and music theory, including pitch, intervals, chords, rhythm & more. Improve your musical ear and learn to play & sing more freely!

GoodEar Pro

GoodEar Pro

for iPhone & iPad. Get all the exercises from Good Ear Intervals, Chords, Melody, and Scales here all in one!

GoodEar Intervals

GoodEar Intervals

for iPhone & iPad. Ear training for beginner-advanced levels. Quiz all intervals in a 2 octave range, ascending, descending or harmonically. Play your answers on the touch keyboard, or use multiple choice. You can fully customize your exercises to practice exactly the intervals you need, and follow your progress with the live statistics as you play. Great for exam preparation!

GoodEar Melody

GoodEar Melody

for iPhone & iPad. Ear training for all levels. Customize your exercises to identify melodies with your choice of intervals, length of melody from short (2 notes) to long (11 notes), and level of difficulty from easy, medium or hard. Play back your answers on the touch screen keyboard. Great for practicing "playback" melodies for exams!

Good Ear Chords

Good Ear Chords

for iPhone & iPad. Ear training practice for all musicians. Create your own exercises to quiz: triads & inversions, 4 note chords, and more. Play answers on the touch screen keyboard, or with multiple choice, and watch your progress with live statistics. Great for exam preparation!

GoodEar Scales

GoodEar Scales

for iPhone & iPad. Ear training for all levels. Identify by sound up to 38 different scale types, including modes, harmonic & melodic minor, pentatonic, whole tone, and more. Play answers on the touch screen keyboard or with multiple choice. Customize your own exercises to quiz what you want to learn, and watch your progress in live statistics.

Wellness

 
Mindful Powers

Mindful Powers

for iPhone & iPad. FREE + in-App purchases. Helps young minds learn & practice mindfulness so they can respond more effectively to stressful situations. Features: • Mindful Play = voice-guided mindfulness sessions; • Focus Time = a task timer. Mindful Powers helps grow skills for: • Calmness & relaxation • Stress & anxiety reduction • Concentration & focus • Navigating big emotions • Getting along with others.

Mind Yeti

Mind Yeti

Apple Podcasts. Mind Yeti is a research-based digital library designed to help kids and their adults calm their minds, focus their attention, and connect better to the world around them. Guided audio sessions invite listeners to practice mindfulness techniques like deep breathing, stretching, and emotional self-regulation.

Stop Breathe Think Kids

Stop Breathe Think Kids

for iPhone & iPad. FREE + subscription. Designed specifically for kids ages 5 - 10, the app makes meditation and mindfulness easy and fun for kids. With 15 free mindful activities for every situation, it helps kids deal with: + Sleep + Over excitement + Stress & worry + Disappointment & sadness + Caring & connecting.

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind

for iPhone, iPad, Android. A FREE mindfulness meditation app developed by psychologists & educators to help assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life. Programs for Adults, and Kids & Youth, covering topics on: Focus, Awareness, Stress, Sleep, and Mindfulness.

Calm

Calm

iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Android. FREE + subscription. Calm is an excellent mindfulness app for beginners, with guided meditations, breathing programs, stretching exercises, & sleep stories. Topics include: Calming Anxiety; Managing Stress; Focus & Concentration; Calm Kids, and more.

iBreathe

iBreathe

for iPhone & iPad. FREE + in-App purchase. iBreathe guides you through deep breathing exercises, whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, insomnia, or are trying to meditate and relax. Learn about the benefits of deep breathing, and try out different modes: 4-7-8, box, ujjayi, or customize your own.

Breathe 2 Relax

Breathe 2 Relax

for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Android. FREE. Teaches diaphragmatic breathing, a technique that has been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, help lower heart rate, lower blood pressure, and promote relaxation.

Headspace

Headspace

for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Android. Free + in-App purchase. Headspace is a guide to everyday mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. Hundreds of guided meditations on: managing stress & anxiety, sleep, productivity, exercise & physical health. Check out: 2-3 minute mini-meditations for a quick mental reset! AND exercises for kids, with sessions on Calm and Focus.

Insight Timer

Insight Timer

for iPhone, iPad & Apple Watch, Andreoid. FREE + subscription. Insight Timer provides guided meditations & talks from the world's top meditation & mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists & teachers. Deep breathing can help calm the mind, reduce anxiety, manage stress, & improve focus and concentration.

Ten Percent Happier

Ten Percent Happier

iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Android. FREE + subscription. The app aims to demystify meditation and offers simple hacks “for fidgety skeptics." Created by Dan Harris, the author of "10% Happier", the app includes how-to videos, guided sessions, and advice for how to apply mindfulness lessons throughout your day.

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