We use a variety of apps during lessons to work on drilling note recognition and piano key recognition. Learning to read music is a vital part of learning to play an instrument. There are a wealth of free exercises available on musictheory.net. These are excellent for practising at home without needing to purchase an app.
I have customised some of these sets in links below. These are like interactive flashcards. Not only do you get a random note / key, you can hear what that note sounds like after you have answered it correctly. I’ve set up two modes:
- Practice: no time constraints / timers; will not move on until you choose the correct option
- Test: see how many of the 20 questions you can answer correctly within 2 minutes
I am also trialling Boom cards with younger students. These can be accessed via my Boom classroom for Beginner piano students.