ID-10019580I constantly see my students playing on iPads and iPhones before and after lessons, some of them even have their own devices (sometimes I feel like my ten year-olds are ahead of me!).  I don’t have any Apple devices to run apps on, so I don’t use them during lesson time, but wouldn’t it be great to get them working on music skills in all that time they spend on tablets, cell phones, and computers?

I put together a list of music apps to help my students and parents better access these resources.  I divided it into general categories (flashcards, music history, etc.) and included the price and maker to help make them accessible. Click here to download the PDF and feel free to give this to your own students.  I printed out copies of this yesterday and will be handing it out to all my students this week.  I’m hoping that this will encourage parents to download some of these apps and have their kids start playing music games instead of just time fillers.  I’ll keep you updated on what kind of responses I get.

Did I leave out any good apps?  I would love your recommendations!



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Author: Spring

Spring Seals, NCTM, teaches 60 piano students ranging from age 3 to 70 in Fort Worth, Texas. She also serves as the Director of Certification for TMTA. She is passionate about helping teachers become more effective in their studios through professional development, new resources, and fresh ideas.