The Canadian team behind Little Composers have created what may be the best music apps for younger kids, and they’re available on all tablets, smartphones, Macs and PCs. ~ Kevin McGuire
Best FREE Music Apps for Creative Children
If your child has an ear for music then you can begin your musical journey right now with the help of virtual instruments that were designed to teach.
NOAH is a one-of-a-kind app which is based on a user interface that is so simple that a three-year old can instantly understand it.
When we designed NOAH, we had one goal in mind. Make the app so that many children will outgrow it and continue on to the next level.
Best of all, you can access NOAH right now and start composing music together
In a nutshell, the prePiano Keyboard app continues from where NOAH leaves off.
Instead of animals, we use the first seven letters of the alphabet that represent the real note names.
In addition, a color-coded keyboard assists our little composers with seeing the music and if interested, you can (soon) enroll your child in one of the three CCCM classes.
Little Composers Piano
After the CCCM classes, your child will be ready to move up to the Little Composers Piano which is our most advanced app. Unlike the previous apps, the Little Composers Piano can store compositions and includes a powerful mentor option which can help with composing a melody.
When finished, a composition can be converted to a real music score and uploaded to enter our monthly composition challenge (optional).
Free sight-reading and ear training apps
The three apps featured above teach composition but in order to give our students and complete music education, we have developed additional apps such as:
- Virtual Music Teacher
Thousands of built-in lessons teach how to sight-read music
- prePiano Lessons
This app is packed with over 100 music lessons and the SHOW ME feature makes sure that each lesson can be learned correctly.
- Ear Training
Every minute a child spends playing and composing music, the musical ear benefits. Still, the importance of ear training can not be understated and therefore, we've developed an easy-to-use app that gives our little composers additional lessons in ear training.