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The top rated piano learning application, co-created by Quincy Jones - the all-time most nominated Grammy artist.

With Playground Sessions, learn keyboard skills, how to read music, chords and advanced rhythms, and how to play by ear - all through the lens of your favorite songs, in the comfort of your own home. With our real-time feedback you’ll always know when you’re playing something correctly, and where you’ll need extra practice. And through our guided tour, you’ll always know where you are on your piano journey, and where you’re headed next.

Playground Sessions is fun, fast, and easy!
- Play hits from John Legend, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Beethoven, and more, right away on day 1.
- Earn scores, badges, level up, and keep track of your results.
- Play a note right, it will turn green. Play it wrong, it will turn red. Play the note’s rhythm wrong and it will turn pink. With Playground’s interactive feedback, you'll always know what notes you played right, and what notes you played wrong, right away!
- Lessons and songs are broken down by skill level - Rookie, Intermediate, and Advanced.
- Begin playing right away! Simply connect your keyboard to your iPad using a MIDI or USB cable and a USB to Lightening adaptor (use a USB to 30-Pin adapter for older iPad models).

What’s New

Version 2.2.0

Added offline support for already downloaded lessons
Added ability to set custom tempo
Added ability to manually scroll music
Improved automatic scrolling to be smoother and more consistent
Fixed video segments not being marked complete
Fixed videos restarting in the background so you could hear multiple copies playing

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

jdinius ,

A great idea with many implementation problems

Please address the following:

Probably should:
Video metadata is not pushed to the cloud. Why doesn’t going through a video lesson on the iPad mark the lesson as complete the same way it does on the OS X version?

Progression through tracks is not steady. There are times when the tempo and position within a song jump forward. What are you using as the internal clock? It seems unstable.

The after-lesson feedback window pops up at irregular times, and sometimes not at all.

Sections that start with rests begin at the first notes played, not the beginning of the first measure. This is pretty aggravating.

There’s not a smooth scroll feature to go through sheet music line by line, which would be very helpful when learning new and difficult material.

Design points to consider:
Why do you report the download progress using two decimal places? This seems excessive, a simple 1-100 would suffice and would look more sleek. The output now makes me a little queasy watching the numbers stream by.

It seems a little strange to have two options for tempo per section. Couldn’t you implement a sliding wheel to choose any tempo in a desired range (like having a max and min member within each instance of the song class)?

The layout is pretty cluttered and has many buttons that I’ve not found useful. Perhaps these things could be toggled through a menu?

I love what you are trying to achieve, so please keep iterating!

KindFierceKendra ,

So thankful for the trial...

In the midst of the 30 day trial, using my iPad and although I am learning a lot, being sure to spend at least 15 minutes a day on the keys, and making good apparent progress there are a couple big reasons why I won’t be transitioning to a paying member of it and will try another piano app...

1. The sheet music is too small and there is no option to enlarge it.

2. There are many options above the lessons that have no explanation of what they do or dont do and when i untoggle or toggle them I dont see a difference in the lesson so not sure of the benefits or disadvantages.

3. Constantly have to touch the iPad screen to progress through the lesson and close out when you finish one and are taken back to the original home screen where you have to choose the next lesson...
- it would be so beneficial if there was a button on the keyboard we could play to continue onto the next slide in the lesson and move on to the next lesson so that we dont have to scroll and touch the iPad at all....I know it can be done since the only option similar to this in the app is to play middle C to repeat a practice slide.


Great for practice at the keyboard

I just started to learn to play the piano. Big feat given my 61 years and no previous knowledge of playing.

This app has helped me tremendously as I can put my iPad on top the music rest and just play along. It is much better than the PC version in that sense, as it has to be placed behind the keyboard.

The app on the iPad still has a lot of missing functionality. The PC version has many features that cannot be accessed from the iPad and I hope that is resolved soon. It is rather uncomfortable to keep switching from iPad to pc back and forth just to review your progress. Once the developer does this it will deserve the 5 stars, no discussion at all.


Playground Sessions, Inc.
123.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

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  • Family Sharing

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

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