Piano Academy by Yokee Music 4+
Learn & Play Piano
Designed for iPad
- Offers In-App Purchases
The fastest and most fun way to learn to play the piano!
Piano Academy is for anyone looking to learn the piano from scratch or those who have prior knowledge and want to continue learning by practicing playing along with their favorite songs.
Piano Academy offers an on-screen touch keyboard so you can start playing immediately. The app also supports MIDI connection, and it can even detect the notes you play if you have an acoustic or electronic piano.
- Watch tutorial videos introduced to you by your private instructor, teaching you theory topics like notes, the staff, chords, and much more.
- The app listens to every note you play and gives you instant feedback, so you know how to improve.
- Practice playing tons of great tunes by reading real sheet music.
- Play fun games to train your musical hearing, hand coordination, and sense of rhythm.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Piano Academy is suitable for all ages, from kids to adults.
We have designed and built this app from the very beginning to help transform even complete beginners into actual pianists.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We will teach you how to read notes, so you'll be able to play while reading sheet music. You'll play tons of wonderful classical pieces, as well as contemporary hit songs on your own.
As you progress, you'll learn to play with both hands, play chords, and much more.
Theory topics are introduced to you by your private instructor with the aid of animations and walk-through videos.
You will play fun games designed to train your senses, such as musical hearing, hand-coordination, and your sense of rhythm, among other skills.
And the crowning glory is our staff player that shows music notes as you see in real sheet music. The notes are perfectly synced with the background music that will accompany you while playing. The app listens to every note you play and gives you instant feedback, so you know whether you hit the correct note at the right time.
BOTTOM LINE, you're going to have an enriching, rewarding, and challenging experience, and you're going to love it!
UNLIMITED PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION
- You can subscribe for unlimited access to all features and content offered within Piano Academy.
- Watch all premium tutorials, play all premium games, and practice any of the songs, including premium songs, as much as you like from any Apple device and enjoy an ad-free experience.
- Subscriptions are billed monthly or annually at the rate selected, depending on the subscription plan.
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- The account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours before the end of the current period and identify the renewal cost.
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.
- Private Policy - https://www.pianoacademy.app/privacy-policy/
Yokee Music is the creator of Yokee™, the world's #1 ranked sing-along mobile app, with over 100 million users and the creator of Piano by Yokee, the most successful piano app game available in its genre.
If you're having any issues with the app, please don't hesitate to contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please join the Piano Academy community on Facebook and let us know what you think: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PianoAcademyCommunity/
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Great piano learning app
Update: for those having note recognition issues, use headphones. You can still hear the piano but the accompaniment music doesn't interfere with the microphones picking up played piano notes. Had zero issues with software hearing notes this way.
I’m a 53 yr old newbie to piano (I play tuba but doesn’t fit well with other family instruments). I’ve dinked around with piano through the years but want to play cord pads mainly on keyboard with family that plays piano or guitar. I need to get some note learning and muscle memory working in my favor to be something other than an embarrassment.
I have a long road ahead but I’m having fun blasting through the lessens. At first it felt a bit kid oriented however that soon changed after the first few lessens.
Love that the app works with MIDI - I’m practicing at midnight with headphones! I’d never be able to learn on a regular piano with my and my family’s schedule. Thank you for including MIDI!
My goal is to play a few (up to six) songs with family after one year for church. My goal is to not miss more than 30 days out of a year of practice.
I’m excited to see where this app will take me!! So far it’s about right, however it’s wise to go ever some songs several times before moving on, which you can do by pressing the back button before the practice song ends (saves a little time from having to go through the reward screen.
I’ll update my review further after more lessens are completed.
Very good but needs improvement
The lack of note recognition issue by the app is a real problem and discouraging to a learner. Another very important problem is that the app should allow in app purchases for the sheet music. It is difficult for a beginner or learner to follow the notes as they speed across the screen. Yes, there is the practice mode, but that still does not give you the opportunity to study the music and see the repetition of notes, etc. It also does not allow you to stop without having to start all over again. It’s very difficult and frustrating when you can’t keep up even at 50% speed. You should provide a low-cost purchase of sheet music. If you have the sheet music, you can see the patterns that you miss when the music just moves past you. Please consider providing sheet music. Also, the training sessions should discuss finger movements and shifting positions more. Otherwise the app has been a very good alternative for home study. I have researched all the apps I could find and none provide sheet music, so this would be an important method of distinguishing your product. I assume there may be copyright issues, but you can already purchase or download different versions of the pieces on-line. They have to be exact to work with the app though.
Cool app, needs improvement
I pay for this app and it’s not cheap! I probably won’t renew because there are some things that need to be improved. For instance, it reads the notes incorrectly much of the time so it would be nice to have a function in the settings where instead of using my microphone, the app connects with my digital piano through bluetooth and reads the notes that I’m actually pressing (this way I can also leave my piano volume down if I choose). Also, if I am paying for the premium version of this app, I should have access to full sheet music. You cannot repeatedly practice the harder pieces as scrolling notes. You just can’t. Give me sheet music or give me the ability to scroll through the upcoming notes in the pause screen. Lastly, I will have completed an entire lesson section and the next day it shows incomplete because somehow it doesn’t register that I’ve already watched the lesson video? It’s not that big of a deal because I can still progress forward, but again if I am paying so much for the app I expect it to work. I’m sure that small problem can be fixed with a simple update though! Overall, the app has certainly been helpful in sight reading practice and teaching me new songs, and even some stuff my piano teacher glosses over :-) I enjoy the songbook portion too.
Developer Response ,
Hi there and thank you for the detailed feedback! We are working on solving some of the issues you mentioned (Bluetooth, Scroll back, access to sheet music). Please note that you can connect your mobile device to the app via midi for flawless note recognition. The incomplete lesson is a rear bug which for some reason you encountered. We would love to help you sort it out. For that please email our support at:
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- 153.3 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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- In-App Purchases
- Piano Lessons $19.99
- Piano Lessons $119.99
- Piano Lessons $29.99
- Piano Teacher $7.99
- Piano Lessons $41.99
- Piano Keyboard $29.99
- Piano Maestro $29.99
- Piano Lessons $95.99
- Piano Lessons $59.99
- Holiday Songs $29.99
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