6 Best Educational Music Apps in 2020

In the past few years, music teachers have found new ways of engaging students in learning. Fruits of their labors have been some interesting mobile apps. Here’s a list of the best educational music apps that we found with the highest ratings and the app’s author’s own descriptions of its features:

Flashnote Derby: the flashcard app for music students

• Choose exactly the notes you need to practice
• Treble, Bass, Alto, and Tenor clefs!
• Answer using letter names (C, D, E), solfege (Do, Re, Mi) or piano keys.
• Up to five ledger lines above or below the staff
• Over a dozen videos to help you learn

Forget about boring music note flashcards. Flashnote Derby is the fun way for kids to learn music notes and practice memorizing them. Learning to read music is key to laying the groundwork for future success. Flashnote Derby is one of those educational music apps that actually makes this enjoyable and helps students stay motivated in their music studies.

Available for both Apple and Android devices.

Memorize music notes and learn sheet reading with Piano Notes Pro

With a wide range of level control, Piano Notes Pro is not only an interesting game for experienced piano players, but is also a great music note tutor for piano students. This music app certainly can help you learn and practice music notes effectively on your iPad.

*Not available for Android devices.

Piano Maestro by JoyTunes: learn to play music while having fun

Piano Maestro by JoyTunes is a fun and engaging piano practice tool for families and teachers. Chosen by Apple as #1 Education App in over 20 countries. This educational music app works with any piano or keyboard.

From playing a single note to complete pieces, Piano Maestro helps your child master sight-reading, rhythm, technique and playing with both hands to make sheet music come to life. An educational music app that offers fun piano learning for the entire family with positive screen time!

*Not available for Android devices.

EarMaster: Build up your skills with this educational music app

EarMaster is music theory made easy and fun! Thousands of lessons on ear training, sight-singing and rhythm for all skill levels, from beginner to very advanced. The app includes all you need to build up your music theory skills and become a better musician. Try it, it’s not only fun to use but also very efficient: some of the best music schools use EarMaster.

*Not available for Android devices.

Master your aural skills with Perfect Ear

Having a well developed aural skills and sense of rhythm is essential for every musician. Perfect Ear helps with chords, scales, intervals, identifying melodies by ear and how to sight read music. Whether you want to improvise, figure out melodies by ear, recognize chord progressions or simply be able to tune your guitar without a tuner having a good understanding of basics, such as intervals, scales and chords is crucial.

Available for both Apple and Android devices.

Practice your music scales with an app: MusiClock

Scale practice fun. MusiClock transforms the complexity of different notes, scales and keys into a simple and powerful jam tool. The beautifully simple MusiClock enables you to jam with piano or guitar right away without prior knowledge of music theory. With the help of the revolutionary design, you can master all the scales you need for jamming in no time. Practice and expand your playing skills easily to more challenging keys – just rotate the wheel and you can transpose your jam instantly to any key.

*Not available for Android devices.

And just for fun…

Bonus: Compose in color with Sketch-a-Song Kids

Try it now and see why kids and people of all ages LOVE composing in color with Sketch-a-Song Kids. Express your creativity, learn the fundamentals of music composition and increase your music appreciation while having a blast!

Available for both Android and Apple devices.


There’s also quite a few different metronome and tuning apps on both Android and Apple devices that you might find useful!

If you try any of these out and you really like them, let us know what you think!


In conclusion… Educational music apps are a fun supplement for music learning

At the end of the day, the biggest takeaway here for all these apps is that music learning can be fun. Music lessons don’t have to be stressful or daunting for students.

But of course, theseeducational music apps can only do so much. While one can argue that being self-taught is possible (and it really is, with the right self-discipline and mindset!), apps alone aren’t enough for music lessons.

Having formal music training has advantages of its own. With music lessons, there is a syllabus to be followed and a logical outline of how music would be learned most efficiently. The time spent (wasted?) on experimentation and figuring out what works and what doesn’t could have been used to improve your musicianship!

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1 Comment

  1. Madara


    I suggest that you check out Solfeg.io app. It has lessons about music theory designed in interactive way so that the students would not lose interest or focus. (quizzes, colourful design, popular songs integrated in the tasks etc.)


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