The Top Five Apps for Piano Teachers


While preparing an article for my column "Teaching with Apps" in Clavier Companion, I got stuck. My objective was to name the top five apps I'd recommend for first-time iPad owners. There were just too many favorites and the fifth one was not "rising to the top" as expected. So, I decided to gather the opinions of other teachers to help determine the fifth app to appear on the short list. To do this, I posted the following question in the iPad Piano Teachers Facebook Group administered by Linda Christensen.

If you had to recommend five apps for teaching piano, what would they be? Don't think about it too long, just go. 

Around 35 teachers replied to the post and their "votes" were tallied. The five apps teachers listed the most frequently are featured first. Next, I include the four apps I selected for the Clavier Companion article. The names of additional apps suggested by fellow teachers follow in alphabetical order.

As a new iPad owner and piano teacher I hope you find this list helpful as you integrate the iPad into your instruction. For veteran iPad piano teachers, you may find the list enlightening and discover new apps to add to your already-crowded mobile device.

To see the list, follow this link to the Clavier Companion Magazine blog.

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Wondering about more apps to use in your studio? I've had a Music App Directory here at almost since I began the blog. As the list grows, I aim to sift through each category of apps to keep the list current. Comprehensive Theory, Creativity, Chords and Intervals have all been recently updated. I think you'll find the lists helpful with just a brief description of each.

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