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Piano Academy - Learn Piano

Piano Academy - Learn Piano

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The fastest and most fun way to learn to play the piano!

4.6 Ratings 74K+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads

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  • img Community
    Your piano playing skills may be a bit rusty but that doesn't mean you can't help your little one master the instrument. You just need a good virtual course. Piano Academy is a good one - suitable for children as young as 4, as well as their grandparents.
    img by Stefan
    5 months ago
  • Great piano learning app Jan 2, 2019

    By Duc.Rider
    Update: for those having note recognition issues, use headphones. You can still hear the piano but the accompaniment music doesn't interfere with the microphones picking up played piano notes. Had zero issues with software hearing notes this way. I’m a 53 yr old newbie to piano (I play tuba but doesn’t fit well with other family instruments). I’ve dinked around with piano through the years but want to play cord pads mainly on keyboard with family that plays piano or guitar. I need to get some note learning and muscle memory working in my favor to be something other than an embarrassment. I have a long road ahead but I’m having fun blasting through the lessens. At first it felt a bit kid oriented however that soon changed after the first few lessens. Love that the app works with MIDI - I’m practicing at midnight with headphones! I’d never be able to learn on a regular piano with my and my family’s schedule. Thank you for including MIDI! My goal is to play a few (up to six) songs with family after one year for church. My goal is to not miss more than 30 days out of a year of practice. I’m excited to see where this app will take me!! So far it’s about right, however it’s wise to go ever some songs several times before moving on, which you can do by pressing the back button before the practice song ends (saves a little time from having to go through the reward screen. I’ll update my review further after more lessens are completed.
  • Nov 5, 2021

    By Daniel Kordik
    Great app, works well. The only issue is that there's no way to practice a specific difficult section of a song except to start the whole thing over again; further exacerbated by some songs beginning with 10+ seconds of silence. Access to static sheet music or a rewind button would be great.
  • Needs a lot of improvement Jun 23, 2021

    By Alfie's Fetch
    I was excited about this for about the first ten lessons. I thought it was a great app for beginners because they ease you into music theory and proper technique. The mini bird game is a great feature to get you to practice sight reading. The quizzes are also helpful with learning more about music. They jump right into recognizable and even some contemporary music to get you excited to practice. Piano Academy is promising, but there are a few missing features and frustrating things that won’t be making me subscribe. The main issue for me is that once you get further in, you’re thrown straight into changing hand positions without being eased into it. So your learning progress slows by a lot. A related problem is that you can’t practice sections first. There’s no option to scroll to specific measures of a song if you’re having trouble with just certain parts. You have to just play through the whole thing. The slow and fast training options aren’t really as useful as being able to practice by sections first. Piano Academy also has more note recognition issues than other apps I’ve tried even when I used headphones. Probably would need a midi connector to fix this.
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Mark Ochs
    It's very thorough and it's very easy to follow and understand it's a great app to learn how to play the piano and hopefully I'll be just as good as Elton John when it's all said and done....
  • Good but... May 1, 2020

    By sistersagmoon
    I’ve only been using this a little over a week, and am learning piano for the first time, but have played other instruments as a child so the theory isn’t completely new, HOWEVER, I am almost done with the first level (12 or so lessons) and the practice songs in the songbook are a bit frustrating. They teach you a four-count and the symbol for a one beat pause, but a lot of the songs have half-beats and what I assume are half-beat pause symbols, and you just have to figure out how to count that while still learning the notes and hand placement and it is really becoming frustrating. I am having a hard time counting some beats bc they are like 2.5 or 3.5 but it’s hard to tell from the way it’s displayed and there’s no one to ask. I don’t understand why they would throw all that at us without instructing us first. Other than that I’ve enjoyed the app, and like that you can use a keyboard in the app before laying out several hundred for a decent keyboard, but you can really only go so far with the app keyboard (forget two hands!). The developer also seems open to feedback and implements the suggestions, which is good.
  • Oct 30, 2021

    By The Kregers
    This is an amazing app I love using it to play piano and you should totally download because it is super easy and you don't have to pay money to GET the game.
  • Great for beginners - Tedious for others Dec 14, 2018

    By lesbian.ham
    It’s great for beginners! There’s just two things I’m not a fan of. When I first downloaded this app, I didn’t have a real keyboard available to me, so I had to use the virtual one in the app. The problem is the keys are smaller than my fingers, so it’s hard to make sure you hit them perfectly. I found that hitting them slightly to the side either wasn’t recognized, or was recognized as the note next to the correct key. But obviously, this will not be a problem for those who have a physical piano/keyboard available to them. Another criticism that I have is that you have to unlock everything starting from the very beginning. That’s great for beginners, and I understand that’s who this is meant for. But it would be nice for those who already know a little bit, or those who play other instruments and already know what clef and a staff are to be able to start at their current skill level and skip what they’ve already learned elsewhere. Though with that said, it seems that the lessons are fairly quick, so it’s not the end of the world. It’s just an annoyance for those who aren’t complete beginners who have no musical knowledge under their belt, going into this.
  • Sep 13, 2021

    By John
    This app is allowing me to learn piano. And that is amazing I am a slow learner the learning at my own pace is very cool and here they allow you to do that good luck
  • Sep 29, 2021

    By Ryan Sobleskey
    Very easy to follow but can't see the whole keyboard to see where the keys are im using on my own keyboard.. Hope that makes sense.
  • Great piano learning app Jan 2, 2019

    By Duc.Rider
    Update: for those having note recognition issues, use headphones. You can still hear the piano but the accompaniment music doesn't interfere with the microphones picking up played piano notes. Had zero issues with software hearing notes this way. I’m a 53 yr old newbie to piano (I play tuba but doesn’t fit well with other family instruments). I’ve dinked around with piano through the years but want to play cord pads mainly on keyboard with family that plays piano or guitar. I need to get some note learning and muscle memory working in my favor to be something other than an embarrassment. I have a long road ahead but I’m having fun blasting through the lessens. At first it felt a bit kid oriented however that soon changed after the first few lessens. Love that the app works with MIDI - I’m practicing at midnight with headphones! I’d never be able to learn on a regular piano with my and my family’s schedule. Thank you for including MIDI! My goal is to play a few (up to six) songs with family after one year for church. My goal is to not miss more than 30 days out of a year of practice. I’m excited to see where this app will take me!! So far it’s about right, however it’s wise to go ever some songs several times before moving on, which you can do by pressing the back button before the practice song ends (saves a little time from having to go through the reward screen. I’ll update my review further after more lessens are completed.
  • Nov 5, 2021

    By Daniel Kordik
    Great app, works well. The only issue is that there's no way to practice a specific difficult section of a song except to start the whole thing over again; further exacerbated by some songs beginning with 10+ seconds of silence. Access to static sheet music or a rewind button would be great.
  • Needs a lot of improvement Jun 23, 2021

    By Alfie's Fetch
    I was excited about this for about the first ten lessons. I thought it was a great app for beginners because they ease you into music theory and proper technique. The mini bird game is a great feature to get you to practice sight reading. The quizzes are also helpful with learning more about music. They jump right into recognizable and even some contemporary music to get you excited to practice. Piano Academy is promising, but there are a few missing features and frustrating things that won’t be making me subscribe. The main issue for me is that once you get further in, you’re thrown straight into changing hand positions without being eased into it. So your learning progress slows by a lot. A related problem is that you can’t practice sections first. There’s no option to scroll to specific measures of a song if you’re having trouble with just certain parts. You have to just play through the whole thing. The slow and fast training options aren’t really as useful as being able to practice by sections first. Piano Academy also has more note recognition issues than other apps I’ve tried even when I used headphones. Probably would need a midi connector to fix this.
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Mark Ochs
    It's very thorough and it's very easy to follow and understand it's a great app to learn how to play the piano and hopefully I'll be just as good as Elton John when it's all said and done....
  • Good but... May 1, 2020

    By sistersagmoon
    I’ve only been using this a little over a week, and am learning piano for the first time, but have played other instruments as a child so the theory isn’t completely new, HOWEVER, I am almost done with the first level (12 or so lessons) and the practice songs in the songbook are a bit frustrating. They teach you a four-count and the symbol for a one beat pause, but a lot of the songs have half-beats and what I assume are half-beat pause symbols, and you just have to figure out how to count that while still learning the notes and hand placement and it is really becoming frustrating. I am having a hard time counting some beats bc they are like 2.5 or 3.5 but it’s hard to tell from the way it’s displayed and there’s no one to ask. I don’t understand why they would throw all that at us without instructing us first. Other than that I’ve enjoyed the app, and like that you can use a keyboard in the app before laying out several hundred for a decent keyboard, but you can really only go so far with the app keyboard (forget two hands!). The developer also seems open to feedback and implements the suggestions, which is good.
  • Oct 30, 2021

    By The Kregers
    This is an amazing app I love using it to play piano and you should totally download because it is super easy and you don't have to pay money to GET the game.
  • Great for beginners - Tedious for others Dec 14, 2018

    By lesbian.ham
    It’s great for beginners! There’s just two things I’m not a fan of. When I first downloaded this app, I didn’t have a real keyboard available to me, so I had to use the virtual one in the app. The problem is the keys are smaller than my fingers, so it’s hard to make sure you hit them perfectly. I found that hitting them slightly to the side either wasn’t recognized, or was recognized as the note next to the correct key. But obviously, this will not be a problem for those who have a physical piano/keyboard available to them. Another criticism that I have is that you have to unlock everything starting from the very beginning. That’s great for beginners, and I understand that’s who this is meant for. But it would be nice for those who already know a little bit, or those who play other instruments and already know what clef and a staff are to be able to start at their current skill level and skip what they’ve already learned elsewhere. Though with that said, it seems that the lessons are fairly quick, so it’s not the end of the world. It’s just an annoyance for those who aren’t complete beginners who have no musical knowledge under their belt, going into this.
  • Sep 13, 2021

    By John
    This app is allowing me to learn piano. And that is amazing I am a slow learner the learning at my own pace is very cool and here they allow you to do that good luck
  • Sep 29, 2021

    By Ryan Sobleskey
    Very easy to follow but can't see the whole keyboard to see where the keys are im using on my own keyboard.. Hope that makes sense.
  • My piano skills have improved greatly! Nov 8, 2019

    By itsmedcj
    I am in my 30s and have always had the desire to play piano. I have tried several attempts throughout the years but just couldn’t stick with it. However after doing this app for about two months now, I am playing Music in ways I thought I never could. I really appreciate this app and I’m so thankful for it. One suggestion I have is if we could see the full sheet music so that way we can practice on the areas that we may have problems on instead of having to start the whole song completely over and wait until we get to that part. That’s a little annoying. Also I’m not into secular music. I enjoy learning with the classical pieces much better. But I know you can’t please everyone with the music selections LOL. I will also email my suggestions as the app developer has suggested because I really want to stick with this app to improve my piano skills it has help me tremendously.
  • Oct 30, 2021

    By missy moore
    It has been counting more and more notes wrong to the point where I played every note right and it counted EVERY note wrong. So, I reinstalled the app and that helped but it still consistently counts notes wrong that I know I am playing right. For a paid app, this shouldn't happen every time. It's a bummer because there are many things right with this app. There has to be a way to slow down the songs. Sometimes you need to be able to see the notes and study them.
  • Great at first Jan 13, 2020

    By vevexus
    I started using this app almost a month ago with absolutely zero experience. It has been fantastic learning from square one with a gamified experience that gradually gets more like reading real sheet music as you progress. I subscribed after a few hours and had no regrets until recently. I really only have one gripe - that you cannot redo certain sections of the songs. I am forced to pause - restart and wait for the section I am working on to come up. If I am lucky the section fits on one screen and I can pause it and just work on it while paused or take a picture with my phone. It is especially frustrating when the instructor has a small speech at the beginning, forcing you to hear his spiel over and over again before the music even starts scrolling. All I want to do is rewind but I cannot. Early on I mastered the songs fast enough to not care so much but it takes longer and longer to master the songs as they get longer and more complex which means restarting a lot more. I cannot continue so inefficiently... I really feel invested in the app (not just monetarily) and want to use it.. but I’m done and moving to flowkey which lets you loop any section you want to work on.
  • The good and the bad (update) Aug 13, 2020

    By Pianistalove4453
    So let’s start with good. This app has been great for me! I’ve been wanting to play piano for awhile but for some reason I have never been able to. I got a piano now and I’ve done some homework. Learned how it works, where the notes are, what the pedals are for, etc. Well I couldn’t find a teacher (especially since the pandemic) so I settled for an app. A friend suggested this app and they say a lot of good things about it. He plays amazing and I hope to someday be in his level. So far, this app has taught me so much! I like the choices of songs and it pretty fun. Now the things that kinda annoys me is the note recognition. Its actually very annoying having the app tell you the notes are wrong even after checking finger position and everything. I would love some help or maybe someone to tell me what to do. Idk if it’s my iPad, the piano or the app. Might be the app, cause then why would I write this. Anyway I would very much appreciate it if someone would help. Thank you have a nice day ☺️. Update: Noooo now it won’t recognize ANY notes while playing in the songbook 😭. HELP WHY WONT IT WORK. ITS NOT MY IPAD ITS NEW AND SO IS THE PIANO. There go your stars...
  • It was a lot better months ago Mar 16, 2020

    By BlueFurryAnimals
    I first got this app around 6 or 7 months ago when I first decided to learn piano. It was great then and you could play many songs for free and whatever. But you could only go so far in the lessons before they wanted you to subscribe. Then I stopped playing for awhile till I checked in around 2 months ago, this is where everything went downhill. I came back to app after realizing how much I missed it 2 months ago like I had said. I quickly realized that almost every song was marked only for people who subscribed. Every single song I liked I could no longer play. I’m pretty Itsy Bistsy Spider was marked for people who subscribed as well. It’s terrible. I understand that they as a company need to make money somehow but I encourage that a subscription isn’t the best way to do it, especially if the plans aren’t that affordable for everyone. So listen to my idea, people who want to play a song have to watch an add per song. And like a couple ads at a time to unlock a lesson. This way the company can still make money. If someone is really truly fed up with all the ads they have to watch then they can pay for a subscription or something.
  • Piano academy May 19, 2020

    By 👁❤️🏀
    I liked the app at first and I liked it. I had played piano before, but because of the coronavirus, my lessons got cancelled. So I have been looking for a app to teach me. I used to have simply piano, but then I quit and when I asked my mom to pay for it again, she said it took away too much of her money. So I have been on a quest to find another piano app. I saw ads for all different piano apps, and they all wanted me to pay money to learn, so I tried this one. I was playing pretty good, but it was all beginner stuff that i had already played, and even though I told the app I have played before, I gave me easy things. When I got to the song perfect, I was about to play the first note C. So I played a C and it paused. It was not connecting. I was trying to play a C and it wouldn’t work. I tried so many times and it wouldn’t work. The app is also constantly trying to make me pay for it, even though I keep saying no. I just downloaded this app, and I am now about to delete it. I highly recommend no one to use this app.
  • Jul 10, 2021

    By Ryla Singleton
    Most of the time the app doesn't register what notes I'm playing so I get things like 1 stars instead of 3, you learn new notes very slowly (and not to mention you only learn 4 notes), I don't really like how they replace quarter notes with letters (though I know this can be useful to some people). You also have to pay to learn the rest (when you don't even fully learn the basics in the free version) but this app does have a wide variety of beginner friendly songs to play.
  • Nov 20, 2021

    By Beth Osterman
    I hate this app I would play the right note and it says I'm playing the wrong one. On the screen it would show a completely different note then what I pressed.
  • Aug 11, 2021

    By Nathaniel Float
    Made for children, and definitely not worth a subscription to. Not only does it have a problem picking up sound from my piano, but there's also just not enough free content to persuade the serious students to subscribe...
  • img Community
    Your piano playing skills may be a bit rusty but that doesn't mean you can't help your little one master the instrument. You just need a good virtual course. Piano Academy is a good one - suitable for children as young as 4, as well as their grandparents.
    img by Stefan
    5 months ago

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  • Great piano learning app Jan 2, 2019

    By Duc.Rider
    Update: for those having note recognition issues, use headphones. You can still hear the piano but the accompaniment music doesn't interfere with the microphones picking up played piano notes. Had zero issues with software hearing notes this way. I’m a 53 yr old newbie to piano (I play tuba but doesn’t fit well with other family instruments). I’ve dinked around with piano through the years but want to play cord pads mainly on keyboard with family that plays piano or guitar. I need to get some note learning and muscle memory working in my favor to be something other than an embarrassment. I have a long road ahead but I’m having fun blasting through the lessens. At first it felt a bit kid oriented however that soon changed after the first few lessens. Love that the app works with MIDI - I’m practicing at midnight with headphones! I’d never be able to learn on a regular piano with my and my family’s schedule. Thank you for including MIDI! My goal is to play a few (up to six) songs with family after one year for church. My goal is to not miss more than 30 days out of a year of practice. I’m excited to see where this app will take me!! So far it’s about right, however it’s wise to go ever some songs several times before moving on, which you can do by pressing the back button before the practice song ends (saves a little time from having to go through the reward screen. I’ll update my review further after more lessens are completed.
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Mark Ochs
    It's very thorough and it's very easy to follow and understand it's a great app to learn how to play the piano and hopefully I'll be just as good as Elton John when it's all said and done....
  • Oct 30, 2021

    By The Kregers
    This is an amazing app I love using it to play piano and you should totally download because it is super easy and you don't have to pay money to GET the game.
  • My piano skills have improved greatly! Nov 8, 2019

    By itsmedcj
    I am in my 30s and have always had the desire to play piano. I have tried several attempts throughout the years but just couldn’t stick with it. However after doing this app for about two months now, I am playing Music in ways I thought I never could. I really appreciate this app and I’m so thankful for it. One suggestion I have is if we could see the full sheet music so that way we can practice on the areas that we may have problems on instead of having to start the whole song completely over and wait until we get to that part. That’s a little annoying. Also I’m not into secular music. I enjoy learning with the classical pieces much better. But I know you can’t please everyone with the music selections LOL. I will also email my suggestions as the app developer has suggested because I really want to stick with this app to improve my piano skills it has help me tremendously.
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Surreal blankness
    I love this app but it won't let me use it anymore because everytime I try to the loading screen freezes.
  • Aug 11, 2021

    By Charlotte Robinson
    It helped me learned piano easily and I didn't have to subscribe or pay monthly to continue learning. Also this app makes it fun to learn piano and I can play my favorite songs. Highly recommend for beginner piano learners 👍🎹😁
  • Aug 24, 2021

    By Alonna Evans
    I think this app i very good if you what to learn to play the piano fast and if you dont have piano and you use the one in the app it feels like your playing a game
  • Really good app Jan 4, 2021

    By Grateful mama 2
    I love the app the only problem is that you need vip to play the app for more then 10 minutes but besides that best app to teach you the piano ever super easy and fun so I recommend it but please can I not pay and still play for more then 10 minutes please just please get the app it is so fun and pretty easy to use so get the app try it if you don’t like it then delete it but it’s the best I wanted a hobby and I really wanted to play piano so I downloaded simply piano and found it was hard and you had to pay so I downloaded this and immediately fell in love with it so get it now and try it please and you will be really good at it because it makes it easy to play and helps you when you need it so get access the mic and start playing today now go do it seriously why are you still here just get it now ok this is getting ridiculous go shoo go get it and I be happy WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE
  • Aug 20, 2021

    By Saba Sahar
    This app is so much fun for me I can really get my kid to make her own musician so I've tried to stop before I said she didn't know how however she could do it on her own
  • Best app ever! Dec 27, 2019

    By queen of kindness2011
    This is the best app ever! It’s so good to learn with if your thinking about learning piano this is the app for you. I was thinking like I really want to learn piano. I found one app already but since I didn’t have it on my mom’s iPad I was trying to reload it. So I searched the app and this app popped up along with the app I was looking for. So i was looking at the reviews they were all good and I’m like why not give it a try I downloaded it and loved it. As soon as it downloaded I started playing songs I saw the intro and watched it. And I’m like cool a real piano teacher. As soon as I started I got hooked playing song after song looking for my favorite songs. I told my dad this is cool. I created an account so he could get my progress. I kept playing I totally love it! thank you so much. It’s a great app I am gonna practice a lot now. If you wanna learn piano download this app please!
  • Nov 5, 2021

    By Daniel Kordik
    Great app, works well. The only issue is that there's no way to practice a specific difficult section of a song except to start the whole thing over again; further exacerbated by some songs beginning with 10+ seconds of silence. Access to static sheet music or a rewind button would be great.
  • Good but... May 1, 2020

    By sistersagmoon
    I’ve only been using this a little over a week, and am learning piano for the first time, but have played other instruments as a child so the theory isn’t completely new, HOWEVER, I am almost done with the first level (12 or so lessons) and the practice songs in the songbook are a bit frustrating. They teach you a four-count and the symbol for a one beat pause, but a lot of the songs have half-beats and what I assume are half-beat pause symbols, and you just have to figure out how to count that while still learning the notes and hand placement and it is really becoming frustrating. I am having a hard time counting some beats bc they are like 2.5 or 3.5 but it’s hard to tell from the way it’s displayed and there’s no one to ask. I don’t understand why they would throw all that at us without instructing us first. Other than that I’ve enjoyed the app, and like that you can use a keyboard in the app before laying out several hundred for a decent keyboard, but you can really only go so far with the app keyboard (forget two hands!). The developer also seems open to feedback and implements the suggestions, which is good.
  • Sep 13, 2021

    By John
    This app is allowing me to learn piano. And that is amazing I am a slow learner the learning at my own pace is very cool and here they allow you to do that good luck
  • Sep 29, 2021

    By Ryan Sobleskey
    Very easy to follow but can't see the whole keyboard to see where the keys are im using on my own keyboard.. Hope that makes sense.
  • New to piano and love it but I have a suggestion Jul 22, 2020

    By madelinedg
    First off let me say you really have to use headphones otherwise it doesn’t pick up that you’re playing the right notes. Secondly it’s amazing as a beginner to piano and I would much rather pay $16/mo than pay for formal lessons. My suggestion is that in addition to many people who ask to be able to see full sheet music, especially since we’re paying for this app that should be a given, but I would also like the ability to just go over a portion of the song. Many times I’m struggling with one part which is in the middle or the end of the song but I have to restart the entire song to work on it and have to play through things I feel comfortable with when really I just want to go over the part I’m finding more challenging. Otherwise great app and I’m really enjoying learning piano! As a side note I already play guitar and have for many years and have been singing all my life so music isn’t new for me but when it comes to piano I’m a total noob!
  • Nov 15, 2021

    By Juan Hernandez
    Popular songs alreadycustomized to my liking was a impeccably hot expirience !! The piano app gave evrything that it needed to give in those 30 min of my piano attempt ⭐⭐⭐⭐ app 😏😼🥳 WAIT WAIT WAIT A MINUITE ....Just as I posted this lovely review i recalled a error that I had expirienced in my 30 min , it would register keys that i had not even played yet in a silent room so I was shaking in my boots w/a reminiscing tought what creature dared to touch my piano🙄 charmander1361
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By Hoda Behjoo
    This app is perfect; Except for the fact that when practicing with both hands keys are too small. I play on my phone & I can not fit all my 10 fingers on it. If there was an option for changing the size of keys it would be perfect. Until then 4 stars.
  • Pretty good but a few mistakes... Dec 26, 2020

    By Hmp111909
    Ok so I had a old key board because I uses to play piano but I never got very far so I was like hey let’s not waste the keyboard and learn how to play again. So I do some research and found this app. I downloaded the app and then it pops up that this app cost money and to be honest it’s a bit expensive. So now I’ve had this app for a few months now and I go back into the app and I find ALL of my progress is gone and I didn’t remember what level I was on so I had to go through it AGAIN. So if your looking to play piano I would probably say just go in person with a mask or do a zoom with a real person. And another thing is half of the time I would play note correctly and either they wouldn’t pick up or it would count me wrong this is not a super good app so if your looking to play piano I recommend going somewhere else because this is Not the best.
  • Great! But needs one main improvement Feb 13, 2019

    By RED*345
    I just started learning piano, and it’s been great using this app! I love how I’ve learned music theory along with the general piano, it’s exactly what I’d been looking for. However, the app could use one main improvement: When learning new songs for lessons, it would be helpful to be able to change the speed of the song from slower to full speed. That way, one could practice the song at a slower pace and make their way up to full speed. I know the songs in lessons have “slower pace” practice before the full pace song, but even that’s too fast sometimes for a very beginner. It’d be nice to determine the speed by yourself (this goes for both songs AND practice exercises)- maybe have a sliding bar for speed so the student can manually change the pace of the song. Otherwise, this is a great app!
  • Needs a lot of improvement Jun 23, 2021

    By Alfie's Fetch
    I was excited about this for about the first ten lessons. I thought it was a great app for beginners because they ease you into music theory and proper technique. The mini bird game is a great feature to get you to practice sight reading. The quizzes are also helpful with learning more about music. They jump right into recognizable and even some contemporary music to get you excited to practice. Piano Academy is promising, but there are a few missing features and frustrating things that won’t be making me subscribe. The main issue for me is that once you get further in, you’re thrown straight into changing hand positions without being eased into it. So your learning progress slows by a lot. A related problem is that you can’t practice sections first. There’s no option to scroll to specific measures of a song if you’re having trouble with just certain parts. You have to just play through the whole thing. The slow and fast training options aren’t really as useful as being able to practice by sections first. Piano Academy also has more note recognition issues than other apps I’ve tried even when I used headphones. Probably would need a midi connector to fix this.
  • Great for beginners - Tedious for others Dec 14, 2018

    By lesbian.ham
    It’s great for beginners! There’s just two things I’m not a fan of. When I first downloaded this app, I didn’t have a real keyboard available to me, so I had to use the virtual one in the app. The problem is the keys are smaller than my fingers, so it’s hard to make sure you hit them perfectly. I found that hitting them slightly to the side either wasn’t recognized, or was recognized as the note next to the correct key. But obviously, this will not be a problem for those who have a physical piano/keyboard available to them. Another criticism that I have is that you have to unlock everything starting from the very beginning. That’s great for beginners, and I understand that’s who this is meant for. But it would be nice for those who already know a little bit, or those who play other instruments and already know what clef and a staff are to be able to start at their current skill level and skip what they’ve already learned elsewhere. Though with that said, it seems that the lessons are fairly quick, so it’s not the end of the world. It’s just an annoyance for those who aren’t complete beginners who have no musical knowledge under their belt, going into this.
  • Aug 23, 2021

    By Lily ThePerson
    It's a good app, and it's really helpful, but you only get 5 lessons and learn about only around 4 keys. And you don't get any good songs (in my opinion).
  • It’s changed, and I don’t like it. Jun 27, 2019

    By Waffles is my dog and cute🐶
    Piano Academy has changed because of the Premium Pack. I cannot learn ANYTHING!!! I want to know, can you guys at least leave SOME lessons without premium? This is really bothering me and I don’t want premium in Piano Academy. Actually, I would be FINE if you left premium for the SONGS, but soooo NOT the lessons. I was learning piano finely, until the Premium pack came. Please, please, PLEASE, take the Premium Pack off on the lessons. I would take my time to write this review. This is how you know: my cousin is here and she’s kinda bored, but Piano Academy is important to me, and her. Please, take my advice. A lot of people started disliking this app. I’m sorry, but I might be one of those people, because this is just (sorry, but) kinda annoying that I can’t play ANY lessons. Please, make this a better piano learning app. After all, it was the GREATEST piano app ever, but now it has changed. Sorry. One of your app customers, Me😂😅😜
  • Jun 14, 2021

    By gianpaulo ginatta
    I got the paid version. It is ok but I wish it give the option to skip lesson not having to unlock everything. It becomes tedious to have to practice something you already know, specially when each lesson goes sooooooooooo slow, it may be great if you keep up with the app but if you learn on your own then the app will be behind, with no option to speed the process
  • Good Before Update Mar 15, 2019

    By Athena9306
    All the lessons are simple and easy to understand and I recommend it to any beginner who is struggling to learn. I stopped practicing for awhile because I was busy with other things. When I came back to start on my lessons again, I saw it has to be updated. So I did. And I regret it. I never had any problems with this app until now. It's extremely frustrating because the app doesn't read the notes correctly! When you press a key it's supossed to respond and correct or wrong. Now, it's not reading any of the keys I'm pressing even though it's correct. It made me upset thinking I was messing up and I was disappointed in myself then to come to a realization that i'm not messing up and it's Piano Academy. It's disappointing because I loved this app and I wanted to continue learning how to become a pianist. It hasn't given me problems until now. This was the only app that I could find that wouldn't charge me 100$ to continue my lessons. I was so happy when I found it. Now, I'm having problems. I don't want top have to look for another app. I'm not in school so I can't get lessons there, I don't know how to self teach myself to play, and I don't have the money to pay for extra lessons. I'm struggling as it is. Hopefully this isn't bothersome. I have low self esteem and anxiety and playing made me happy, now I just want to sleep my disappointment off. Thank you anyway
  • Oct 30, 2021

    By missy moore
    It has been counting more and more notes wrong to the point where I played every note right and it counted EVERY note wrong. So, I reinstalled the app and that helped but it still consistently counts notes wrong that I know I am playing right. For a paid app, this shouldn't happen every time. It's a bummer because there are many things right with this app. There has to be a way to slow down the songs. Sometimes you need to be able to see the notes and study them.
  • Great at first Jan 13, 2020

    By vevexus
    I started using this app almost a month ago with absolutely zero experience. It has been fantastic learning from square one with a gamified experience that gradually gets more like reading real sheet music as you progress. I subscribed after a few hours and had no regrets until recently. I really only have one gripe - that you cannot redo certain sections of the songs. I am forced to pause - restart and wait for the section I am working on to come up. If I am lucky the section fits on one screen and I can pause it and just work on it while paused or take a picture with my phone. It is especially frustrating when the instructor has a small speech at the beginning, forcing you to hear his spiel over and over again before the music even starts scrolling. All I want to do is rewind but I cannot. Early on I mastered the songs fast enough to not care so much but it takes longer and longer to master the songs as they get longer and more complex which means restarting a lot more. I cannot continue so inefficiently... I really feel invested in the app (not just monetarily) and want to use it.. but I’m done and moving to flowkey which lets you loop any section you want to work on.
  • The good and the bad (update) Aug 13, 2020

    By Pianistalove4453
    So let’s start with good. This app has been great for me! I’ve been wanting to play piano for awhile but for some reason I have never been able to. I got a piano now and I’ve done some homework. Learned how it works, where the notes are, what the pedals are for, etc. Well I couldn’t find a teacher (especially since the pandemic) so I settled for an app. A friend suggested this app and they say a lot of good things about it. He plays amazing and I hope to someday be in his level. So far, this app has taught me so much! I like the choices of songs and it pretty fun. Now the things that kinda annoys me is the note recognition. Its actually very annoying having the app tell you the notes are wrong even after checking finger position and everything. I would love some help or maybe someone to tell me what to do. Idk if it’s my iPad, the piano or the app. Might be the app, cause then why would I write this. Anyway I would very much appreciate it if someone would help. Thank you have a nice day ☺️. Update: Noooo now it won’t recognize ANY notes while playing in the songbook 😭. HELP WHY WONT IT WORK. ITS NOT MY IPAD ITS NEW AND SO IS THE PIANO. There go your stars...
  • Piano academy May 19, 2020

    By 👁❤️🏀
    I liked the app at first and I liked it. I had played piano before, but because of the coronavirus, my lessons got cancelled. So I have been looking for a app to teach me. I used to have simply piano, but then I quit and when I asked my mom to pay for it again, she said it took away too much of her money. So I have been on a quest to find another piano app. I saw ads for all different piano apps, and they all wanted me to pay money to learn, so I tried this one. I was playing pretty good, but it was all beginner stuff that i had already played, and even though I told the app I have played before, I gave me easy things. When I got to the song perfect, I was about to play the first note C. So I played a C and it paused. It was not connecting. I was trying to play a C and it wouldn’t work. I tried so many times and it wouldn’t work. The app is also constantly trying to make me pay for it, even though I keep saying no. I just downloaded this app, and I am now about to delete it. I highly recommend no one to use this app.
  • Jul 10, 2021

    By Ryla Singleton
    Most of the time the app doesn't register what notes I'm playing so I get things like 1 stars instead of 3, you learn new notes very slowly (and not to mention you only learn 4 notes), I don't really like how they replace quarter notes with letters (though I know this can be useful to some people). You also have to pay to learn the rest (when you don't even fully learn the basics in the free version) but this app does have a wide variety of beginner friendly songs to play.
  • It was a lot better months ago Mar 16, 2020

    By BlueFurryAnimals
    I first got this app around 6 or 7 months ago when I first decided to learn piano. It was great then and you could play many songs for free and whatever. But you could only go so far in the lessons before they wanted you to subscribe. Then I stopped playing for awhile till I checked in around 2 months ago, this is where everything went downhill. I came back to app after realizing how much I missed it 2 months ago like I had said. I quickly realized that almost every song was marked only for people who subscribed. Every single song I liked I could no longer play. I’m pretty Itsy Bistsy Spider was marked for people who subscribed as well. It’s terrible. I understand that they as a company need to make money somehow but I encourage that a subscription isn’t the best way to do it, especially if the plans aren’t that affordable for everyone. So listen to my idea, people who want to play a song have to watch an add per song. And like a couple ads at a time to unlock a lesson. This way the company can still make money. If someone is really truly fed up with all the ads they have to watch then they can pay for a subscription or something.
  • Nov 20, 2021

    By Beth Osterman
    I hate this app I would play the right note and it says I'm playing the wrong one. On the screen it would show a completely different note then what I pressed.
  • Aug 11, 2021

    By Nathaniel Float
    Made for children, and definitely not worth a subscription to. Not only does it have a problem picking up sound from my piano, but there's also just not enough free content to persuade the serious students to subscribe...

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