According to Wendy Mittelstadt, Product Manager, ION, “Learning to read and play music has never been easier, more portable or accessible for people of all learning levels than it is with (ION’s) PIANO APPRENTICE.

The PIANO APPRENTICE App – a free download from the App Store – is designed to work seamlessly with PIANO APPRENTICE, creating a comprehensive music-learning experience. Just follow Emmy award-winning piano instructor, Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston, as he demonstrates the hand positions while the PIANO APPRENTICE keys light up in time with the song. PIANO APPRENTICE’s places Scott’s hands on-screen directly above your hands, providing a direct and intuitive learning experience.

PIANO APPRENTICE can also be used as a controller for other applications such as GarageBand. PIANO APPRENTICE operates via CoreMIDI, making it capable of controlling any CoreMIDI app. So PIANO APPRENTICE first teaches how to play and then enables you to create music using their favorite applications.

 

Other modes will teach aspiring pianists how to read sheet music, by highlighting musical notes, or allow them to play the piano at any octave they choose. The keyboard itself is touch-sensitive, allowing for a range of volumes and more expressive music creation. PIANO APPRENTICE is lightweight, battery powered, and has built-in speakers so you can play anywhere. MSROP $99.95

 

Originally posted 2011-10-20 13:46:21.