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Designed just for kids, RCM Music Theory Prep puts a fun spin on learning the building blocks of music. Keep young musicians motivated and excited with this take-anywhere, learn-anywhere app!

Fun animation, lively narration, and engaging games keep kids entertained and focused while they learn important basics like time signatures and musical scales. And just like their other favourite game apps, reaching new levels keeps kids encouraged and motivated. Best of all, this app is part of The Royal Conservatory’s renowned system of music study specifically designed to ensure young learners enjoy the full benefits of music making.

The study of music theory:
•boosts aural awareness
•develops analytical thinking
•encourages creativity

With these invaluable skills, young musicians will gain a deeper understanding of the music they hear and play! Developing expertise in the five areas of study available for purchase in this app build a foundation for well-rounded musical training and lifelong music making.

Download this app for free to learn more about The Royal Conservatory and the over 30 learning objectives which support student success at the Preparatory level of The RCM Certificate Program.

**Key Features of RCM Music Theory Prep**
-15 lessons bring music theory basics to life
-12 interactive musical games engage students
-195+ individual lesson pages specifically designed for kids
-35+ minutes of animation and narration encourage active learning
-30+ learning objectives cover 5 areas of study including pitch, rhythm, scales, chords, and musical terms
-Status screens demonstrate progress and motivate students to keep learning
-Theory concepts aligned with the RCM Preparatory Theory level

**Theory concepts covered in the 5 units available for purchase**

1) Pitch and Notation
• staff • grand staff • treble clef • bass clef • bar line • measure • notes up to and including one ledger line above and below the treble staff and bass staff • notes adjacent to middle C on the treble staff and bass staff • location of notes on a keyboard diagram

2) Rhythm
• whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes and rests • 2/4 time signature • 4/4 time signature

3) Scales
• C major scale • A minor scale, natural form • scale degree names: tonic

4) Chords
• tonic triad of C major in root position, solid/blocked and broken • tonic triad of A minor in root position, solid/blocked and broken

5) Musical Terms and Signs
• accent, crescendo, decrescendo, forte, legato, mezzo forte, mezzo piano, piano, staccato

What’s New

Version 1.2

Bug fixes and improved functionality. Now compatible with iPad Pro, 10.5 inch model.

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Getting really cheesed off ,


The entire array of RCM apps are so disappointing. I have found more mistakes that I can even enumerate. I have paid a mint to have access to all of these, as I teach mainly RCM repertoire. It’s embarrassing, really. A simple test from a few people would’ve picked up these mistakes and bugs very easily. I really want my money back. Apps like ningenius, Flashnote and Rhythm Swing are much better, with no mistakes. Get it together, RCM! You’re better than this.

Missmagoo09 ,

So slow and no sound

The explanation are so slow no kid would ever wait.... unless there supposed to be some sound or voice explaining the topic.... but even with sound on and turned all the way up there was nothing.

Also the game ‘catch the egg’ doesn’t really drill all the notes because any octave can be picked

Megshans ,

Spent $1.99 for nothing

I paid $1.99 to unlock the first tent, apple said my purchase was successful and it never unlocked. I have tried the “restore purchases” multiple times, and even unloading and reloading the game onto my iPad and “restore purchases” that way. I will never buy anything or product by the royal conservatory of music after this experience. Apple needs to remove their publishing rights from the store.


Royal Conservatory of Music
156.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. All-Access Pass $6.99
  2. Pitch and Notation $1.99
  3. Rhythm and Meter $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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