Piano Academy by Yokee Music 4+

Learn & Play Piano

Yokee Music

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 47.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

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.


MAIN FEATURES
- 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/
- Terms of Use - https://www.pianoacademy.app/terms-of-use/


ABOUT YOKEE
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 support@pianoacademy.app

Also, please join the Piano Academy community on Facebook and let us know what you think: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PianoAcademyCommunity/

What’s New

Version 1.5.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Join our Facebook Community and let us know what you think:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PianoAcademyCommunity

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47.8K Ratings

47.8K Ratings

Duc.Rider ,

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.

Blondebomber626 ,

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:
support@pianoacademy.app

Alfie's Fetch ,

Needs a lot of improvement

I was excited about this for about the first ten lessons. I thought it was a great app for beginners because they ease you into music theory and proper technique. The mini bird game is a great feature to get you to practice sight reading. The quizzes are also helpful with learning more about music. They jump right into recognizable and even some contemporary music to get you excited to practice. Piano Academy is promising, but there are a few missing features and frustrating things that won’t be making me subscribe.

The main issue for me is that once you get further in, you’re thrown straight into changing hand positions without being eased into it. So your learning progress slows by a lot. A related problem is that you can’t practice sections first. There’s no option to scroll to specific measures of a song if you’re having trouble with just certain parts. You have to just play through the whole thing. The slow and fast training options aren’t really as useful as being able to practice by sections first.

Piano Academy also has more note recognition issues than other apps I’ve tried even when I used headphones. Probably would need a midi connector to fix this.

Developer Response ,

Hi there and thank you for the detailed feedback! We are working on improving some of the issues you mentioned (note recognition, scroll back). As you suspected, you can connect your mobile device to the app via midi, which will result in flawless note recognition.

App Privacy

The developer, Yokee Music, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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