Music App Review PianoTrainerHD
This music education app review is for: Piano Sight Reading HD
Kid/Student Ratings: ****4/5
Teacher/Parent Ratings: *****5/5
Educational Value: Superior
Recommended: 5 years and up
Skills Developed: Finding the notes from the staff on the piano keyboard quickly and efficiently.
App Tested on iPad (only available on iPad)
Good Stuff about this music ed app: This app takes the skill of finding the correct keys on the piano to a whole new level. The notes travel along the staff at the speed you indicate (lento, presto, etc). Your job is to tap the correct key before the note reaches the double bar line. It makes you concentrate really hard!
The developer has done a great job making sure that this app is superior piano education. And, there is one skill a piano teacher insists their student knows… the notes and where they are! Perfect, perfect.
Choice of treble or bass clef are given along with tempo, key, and how long you’d like to play the game.
I’d say this app is almost a must in piano-learning homes and studios. You can’t beat this education for the price!
Our Wish List: While this game is super educational and efficient, there isn’t as much fun factor as maybe could be. The kids just aren’t asking to play it over and over. Maybe because I, however created a game inside my music studio to see who could get the highest streak score and that did it. They’re all over it now! It is connected to the game center, and if you’re used to using that then this could be a way to keep it competitive.
My Love: I absolutely LOVE that different key signatures can be used .. this is INVALUABLE to piano teachers!
I can see in-studio charts and contests already! There is also a free play section that show you the note on the staff after you’ve touched the key on the keyboard.
Summary: All-in-all we think this app has amazing educational content and a beautiful graphic to boot. If you are a piano teacher or have piano learners in your home, you definitely need this app. The learners I used this app on the past couple of weeks have ALL improved their note reading by far…. way far!
Purchase Piano Sight Reading HD for iPad on iTunes for iPad: $1.99
If you’ve already downloaded and used this app, leave us a comment and let us know how you liked it! Thanks – Rebecca