Best New Piano App

Little Composers Piano

Best New Piano App

Little Composers Piano

In his article "Our top-50 education apps", journalist Kevin McGuire writes:

The Canadian team behind Little Composers have created what may be the best music apps for younger kids, and they’re available on all tablets, smartphones, Macs and PCs.

This easy to use app lets children

compose their own music

free piano app shows kids how to play the piano
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The Little Composers Piano app can do all of this and much more!

Record Mode

When engaged, the app records every key and shows the note names of the recorded notes in the big green display.

Mentor Mode

Mentor mode is a brilliant way to speed up learning because it provides visual guidance and removes the guessing.

Unlimited Edits

Most of the actual learning takes place when the composer edits the melody. To start editing, just touch any letter inside the display.

Teaching Mode

Want to learn how to play your composition? Show Me will do just that and more. Watch the keys change color as your melody plays.

Save Compositions

Want to store your melody? Turn on song mode, pick an empty slot and press SAVE. The app can save and load up to 4 compositions.

Publishing Mode

NEW! Press SCORE and watch how the letters get converted to real music notes. Are you ready to publish your composition?

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning."

Plato - Founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.


"As a radio announcer, it is very important for me to have my daughter involved in the world of music. I just want music to mean as much to her as it does to me. So it made sense to start her in it as soon as possible. I found Little Composers and instantly knew it was for us! It really is brilliant and easy to follow along. I highly recommend it for you and your "little composer." ~ Trish W.

Featured Composer

Gordon T, age 6, Vancouver, Canada

If you want to get your child's composition featured here then make a composition with the Little Composers Piano and upload it.

New Compositions

Updated on July 22, 2017
New user and need a little bit of inspiration? Learn by recreating what other's have composed?

image of compositions made by children with free piano app

How to recreate a composition:

  1. Load the Little Composers Piano
  2. Press the RECORD + MENTOR buttons
  3. Play the keys that match the letters

To enter a rest, simply touch the REST button on the menu. A rest looks like a minus sign and represents silence.

If you want to learn more about composing then enroll in one of the free online classes which teach you cool stuff like chord progressions and much more.

Free Music Classes

Learn Note Names App Screenshot

Featured Course:

Learn Note Names in 10 Days!

This course teaches our little composers how to read the music they compose and includes two bonus lessons that cover sharps, flats and an introduction to note values.

Course duration: 10 days
Course support: Yes
Course certificate: Yes
Minimum passing grade: 70%
Course Instructor: E J Renner

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