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20 Educational Music Apps for Kids
Meet the Orchestra– Through entertainment and fun interaction experience, the app will teach your little ones about the names, appearance, and sounds of the popular orchestra instruments. He or she would learn the sections the orchestra is composed of, the musical instruments in each section, and be able to differentiate between the instruments, both visually and audibly. This experience would help develop your child’s ear as well as his/her musical and general memory.
Music for Little Mozarts– The Music for Little Mozarts Piano App was specifically developed for the preschool age group (four-, five- and six-year-olds). The games provide a balance between learning key aspects of the piano and the pure enjoyment of making music. Come on an adventure with Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse™ as they learn about music!
Piano Adventures– Piano Adventures® Player puts serious fun in the palm of your hand!
Nancy and Randall Faber, authors of one of the world’s leading piano teaching methods, are pleased to release a new mobile app that offers the convenience of a full MIDI player on your iPhone or iPad. The app provides easy access to interactive play-along accompaniments for the Piano Adventures method books — bringing an orchestra, jazz ensemble and rock band right to your mobile device. The user interface is elegantly designed, appropriate for all ages and instructional levels.
Let’s Go to the Opera– Recommended for ages 5-12. In “Let’s go to the Opera” you will join a group of schoolchildren visiting the Opera House. You will be greeted by a friendly guide who will accompany you on a tour showing you all the nooks and most intimate secrets about the theater’s inner workings. Orchestras, singers, choirs, dancers, lights, scenery … all at your fingertips! During the tour you will discover how the show and the professionals who make it possible work. All explained in a playful and didactic manner, exquisitely illustrated by the great artist John Berrio.
MusiQuest– Quickly make music. Whether you haven’t played music in years, are a complete beginner, or just have limited time, MusiQuest is an easy way to start making songs you love. Expand your knowledge about different types of music and instruments by creating your own songs. Play instruments, build a band, learn to read music and more!
BandBlast– BandBlast is an interactive, easy-to-use curriculum based learning tool for anyone who wants to learn how to play an instrument. BandBlast contains fun and innovative rhythm and pitch games, real life studio recording capabilities, and instructional videos from some of the top Philharmonic and studio musicians in the world. BandBlast is a well thought out and executed learning system that follows first year band and orchestra curriculums. BandBlast will teach you how to play violin, flute, cello, tenor sax, alto sax, viola, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar, and double bass.
Toc and Roll– This powerful tool has been designed to help children start composing songs and cultivate their creativity in a funny and easy way. Like a portable studio, TOC AND ROLL gives children the chance to mix different instruments on a virtual multitrack. They can add effects, record their voices, and then share the results with the world.
Toca Band– Toca Band is getting ready for their big concert and needs your help to mix beats and sounds together for their hit song! Toca Band is a fun and easy toy that encourages children to explore music in a new creative way! Choose from 16 different cool characters – each with their own unique quirky sound and musical rhythms. Put your band members on stage to get the music started – then move them around and see what happens! Try out new band combinations, explore different sounds – and while you’re at it, why not give the lovable rapper, Stikk Figga something he always dreamed of: a solo performance!
Musical Paint– Musical Paint provides an engaging multi-sensory experience for all ages. Move your finger around the screen to “paint” musical tones. Create audio-visual compositions that you can save and play!
Piano Maestro– The Ultimate Piano Practice Game, featuring hundreds of songs! #1 Education App in 20 countries! Enter an addictive and fun music journey while playing your own acoustic or electric PIANO. No wires or adapters needed! Download Piano Maestro to your iPad, place it on your piano/keyboard and play away! No piano? No problem! TOUCH MODE also available.
My First Classical Music App– It’s the perfect introduction to classical music for children aged 4 and above. Find out where you hear music, who writes it and what all the instruments sound like. Meet the great composers and be wowed by the orchestra. Tap any words or pictures and hear the text narrated, extracts of music, and dozens of animations and sound effects. The animals can dance, sing and play! Ideal for children to enjoy alone or together with a parent, this app is bursting with different pieces of music. It will fire the imagination of children and delight parents.
Carnival of the Animals– Naxos presents a thoroughly entertaining musical app for children based on Camille Saint-Saëns’s ever-popular ‘Carnival of the Animals’. Enhanced with animation and brand new rhyming verses, the carnival has never been so alive! Tap the pictures – they’re full of surprises… Is the Elephant happy with his trunk? Do Kangaroos like school? What about the poor old tortoise – does he ever get out and have fun? With Naxos’s excellent recording of the music and delightful, animated illustrations of all Saint-Saëns’s ‘animals’, this app will charm those of all ages!
Arpie– Arpie is the novel musical composition system. Put balls as many as you like, and watch as they make nice music. Higher balls hit the keys with long pauses, as opposed to lower balls which hit fast and repeatedly. By combining them you can easily make a wide variety of musical sequences.
KAPU Bloom Tunes– Kapu Bloom Tunes not only combines the two of the most awesome pastimes, creating music and painting, but it also teaches the small users the basics of how melodies and tunes are crafted in a fun and surprising way. The app is designed for ages 0-3.
My First Orchestra App– It’s the perfect introduction to the orchestra for children aged 4 and above. The orchestra is the most amazing musical team! Come and explore all the instruments in this stylish sequel to Naxos’s My First Classical Music App. In this brand new app, there is a very special guide to the orchestra: a little green creature called Tormod. He is a troll who has come from the top of a mountain in Norway to find out about music! Can you help him find his way home while he shows you round the orchestra?
Piano Tiles– More of a game than educational, but it lets kids play with music and become familiar with classical songs. Watch your step, DON’T TOUCH ON ANY WHITE TILES! This is the core rule of this addictive game. Sounds easy? Give it a try, and see how well you stack up against your friends.
Dr. Seuss Band– Experience the excitement as Dr. Seuss Band transforms your device into a vibrant, energetic musical instrument that all ages will enjoy! Jam along with playful Seussian melodies or create your own whimsical masterpiece. As you play, you’ll unlock new instruments, silly effects and catchy songs. Contains over 120 combinations of sounds, so you’ll always have something new to discover!
Piano Dust Buster– Use your own acoustic piano, or an on-screen virtual one, to play your favorite songs whether its pop songs like Taylor Swift’s Trouble or Classical like Vivaldi’s Spring. Activated by an acoustic piano/keyboard, or by touch. No wires or adapters needed – the app just listens to your piano and you learn how to play. Two playing modes to choose from for both players who know how to read music or not! Help Granny dust off the piano by playing the correct note when the germs hit the rhythm line while collecting points and bonuses.
Crayola DJ– Create great sounding music with Crayola DJ! Mix loops, add fun sound effects, then take your beats to the dance party! Play with tracks in different genres, including dance, pop, and hip hop. Then perform for an audience and earn points for mixing and scratching your music! Your color-coded music creates an exciting color and light show. Save your music and share with friends and family!
Let your kids learn about music and explore the different kinds of musical instruments and genres. Music is so great for the brain and is a wonderful way to help them explore their creativity!