TTTV022 - Become a Piano Maestro with Becki Laurent

TTTV022: Become a Piano Maestro with Becki Laurent

By Tim Topham | iPads / iPhones

Nov 30

TTTV022

Have you heard about Piano Maestro? No?! Well it’s time we changed that! If you’re a piano teacher, Piano Maestro is free for you and all your students. Completely free. So there’s no reason not to jump in!

Piano Maestro is an incredible iPad app for  sight reading. The music scrolls across the screen, and it “listens” to you play on any piano or keyboard (no wires!) and gives you feedback on how accurately you played.

This is cool enough by itself, but the real magic of Piano Maestro is how it gameifies learning to read music. After each song, the student is given a number of stars for their performance. To progress to the next chapter in journey mode, the student has to get a certain number of stars. They can’t get ahead of themselves, they have to put in the work.

There are too many amazing features of Piano Maestro to mention, such as the large library of method books, up to date pop songs, scales and arpeggios…the list goes on. Much better that you hear about these amazing features from Becki ‘Piano Maestro’ Laurent herself.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What Piano Maestro is for
  • How Piano Maestro works
  • How to navigate the Piano Maestro app
  • Why you should incorporate this kind of “gamification” into your teaching
  • How to get any student started in with the app

***Sorry about the delay in the video sync. I’ve been trialling some new software and still have some tweaks to make.

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Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

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