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Updated by Avenues EdTech Team on Jan 08, 2014
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Music Apps

A growing list of music apps to use with K-12 students.

Toca Band

Play with sounds and create your own band!

Classical Kids Student Edition

Classical Kids is an established leader in family edutainment, with more than two million recordings and 200,000 home videos sold. Producer Susan Hammond’s award-winning series have revolutionized the way children, parents and educators approach classical music. All Classical Kids recordings feature a unique combination of music, history and dramatic storytelling to engage the imagination and present Classical composers as heroes for children. While all the facts about the period are true, a fictional child leads young listeners into the composer's world.

Baby Chords Lite

Baby Chords ARRANGES NOTES so that a BABY, a KID, and even an ADULT desiring to play music can enjoy playing harmonious, note by note sound combinations.

Simple Music

Simple Music is a new arrangement of notes to VISUALLY and EASILY provide for playing music. SLIDING your finger from any point ALWAYS produces a CHORD. The higher importance notes and chords always surround the main key. It is indeed the simplest approach to playing music, with so much musical sense, it might as well become the future keyboard.

Kid Synth

Kid Synth is a Synthesizer designed for kids. But even if it was designed for kids, it has many features normally found on real synthesizers such as :

  • Polyphonic engine (up to 12 notes can be played at the same time)
  • Reverb sound effect
  • Delay (echo) sound effect
  • 9 multilayered samples included in this free version
  • 21 additional multilayered samples available as inapp purchase upgrade
  • Two opposite keyboards to let you play with your child or let 2 kids play together
  • Each keyboard has its individual settings (selected sample, effects level, etc)

Did you ever play the xylophone when you we're a child? This app will bring back those wonderful memories and will be fun for those of all ages! Just tap away to hear those sounds we all love to hear!

Percussive Free

Percussive Free demonstrates the beautiful sounds and visual attributes of this wonderfully designed application. The Free version includes the Xylophone, showcasing two different mallet options along with two octave options. Sample our Xylophone and see what Percussive Full has to offer.

Celtic Harp Lite

Here is your chance to play a beautiful, expressive 8-string folk harp!

Pluto Learns Piano

Pluto Learns Piano is a musical game where kids have fun and learn about music. Pluto is an adorable penguin that you will guide through the water following the correct notes; avoiding the wrong notes and all of the other obstacles, such as an octopus, rocks and even Santa and the elves, in the Christmas music.

DoReMi 1-2-3

While many music apps take the standard approach of teaching children music by having them touch the correct keys on a piano; DoReMi 1-2-3 uses a different approach; one of teaching kids how to listen to the pitch and melody.

Kasey's Guitar Jams for Kids

This app is a fun and engaging way for children to learn to play music. In addition to this app, Kasey also jams out in a second app called Guitar Jams for Kids.

Kasey's Piano Jams for Kids

This app is a fun and engaging way for children to learn to play music. In addition to this app, Kasey also jams out in a second app called Guitar Jams for Kids.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Like our other children’s apps, Itsy Bitsy Spider is based on a popular song, but this new app is even more interactive and has more educational activities to engage children. The app is like an interactive movie, panning to a different scene each time you poke the spider. A friendly tutor (a fly!) teaches your child about nature and the environment.

Magic Piano

Get free songs every day and enjoy the largest catalog of songs in any piano app. Turn on game mode to unlock achievements and free songs, or just relax and play your favorite tunes. Join the over 10 million Magic Piano players and experience the fun of playing piano - no lessons needed!


GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy a range of Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Gather your friends to play and record like a real band with Jam Session.* Use the built-in microphone or a guitar to record or capture any performance.