pre Piano app
What if your child has an ear for music but isn’t quite at the reading stage yet? Well, with the help of some elephants, giraffes and alligators, even the young ones can enjoy the gifts that music brings.
You can access the free app right now by visiting the Little Composers website. Click the button below to continue.
How to use the app
NOAH, the free pre piano app is so easy to use that even young children can instantly compose and play their own little melody without taking years of lessons.
It takes just three steps to become a little composer. After the app loads, you can just use the seven big animal pictures at the bottom to play piano. To begin with the lessons, follow the three steps described below:
- Touch the octopus button
- Touch the turtle (or rabbit) button and watch
- Play the melody as shown in the center of the screen
About the animal names
Each animal represents an actual piano key and note.
Touching the bird, camel, dolphin, elephant, fish, giraffe and alligator images is the same as pressing the B, C, D, E, F, G and A key on a piano or keyboard.
* PLEASE do not refer to the alligator as crocodile. See the FAQs for more information.
Can I teach my child with this app?
Yes. NOAH has many built-in features that easily turn moms into music teachers. There are only a few rules that, if followed, will speed up learning but years of testing has shown that musical children catch on quick anyway.
Timing and how to achieve it
Music has an additional element and that is time. Timing refers to the speed and to make this simple, imagine a slow piece of music compared to something lively and fast. The important part of time is to follow the way each of the lessons is demonstrated as you press the turtle or rabbit button.
Younger children should aim to match the turtle speed while older children are able to play at the slightly faster “rabbit” speed. Please don’t push your child when it comes to playing fast. Speed will come in time. At the beginning stage, accuracy is the only thing that counts.