Princess Piano has escaped a spell cast by an evil witch thanks to her magic ballet shoes. By learning to read and play music on the piano, you will help the princess dance her way back to the Cloud Kingdom to rescue her family!
In this melodious adventure, Princess Piano introduces the notes of the scale and how they are written on the staff. As Princess Piano climbs the skies towards the Cloud Kingdom, you will start with simple melodies, but will soon progress to be able to play well-known folk songs and selections from classical masters such as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Debussy. Along the way, you unlock outfits that Princess Piano can model in the “Dressing Room.” You can take photos of the ensembles you create and send them to your friends. And, using the music composition tool, you can even compose music yourself and have Princess Piano dance along to the notes of your very own song!
Though designed for younger audiences, budding musicians of any age are sure to find Princess Piano an engaging introduction to the magical world of music!
A fix for some devices crashing on start
Ratings and Reviews
Great help to learn piano
Disclaimer: I got this when it was free.
Turning learning to play piano into a game is a great idea. This children's training app uses one-note melodies to teach reading and playing music. The timing seems to be accurately measured, and the feedback is decently helpful.
However, there's no metronome or musical accompaniment, which means you have to time everything visually by the title character's bouncing. (The lack of accompaniment is especially problematic with the final song, which is simply not melodic.) There's no auditory feedback beyond the notes you play, either. But it's a learning tool, not Guitar Hero, so that's okay.
The last update seems to have fixed the biggest problem I had with this app. Just hope the other one (no aural indicator of timing) is addressed, as well as some bugs, and I won't have any other meaningful complaints. And I don't have a MIDI keyboard, so I can't say whether it's supported, but that would be magnitudes better than playing the on-screen piano.
Great educational app!
I downloaded this app for my daughter to play but haven't let her have it yet since I'm playing it myself! I used to know how to read music and this is a great refresher. I've only completed the first few levels so far and the game play is easy to figure out even if you haven't read all the instructions. You can play the game on three levels of difficulty so even when I completed a level, it was fun to go back and try it again at a more challenging skill level. The graphics are beautiful and charming. I can see Princess Piano starring in her own movie someday. My daughter who is seven and is starting to be interested in music will eat this game up.
Fun enough that my kids are willing to play it but not so fun that they will play it by choice. It does a good job of leading kids through the basics and my kids are definitely learning. The main problem is that it freezes. A lot! We never get more than two levels without it freezing or getting in an endless menu loop that requires a reboot. I will give this app 4 or 5 stars when these bugs are fixed. For now it gets only 2.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.