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"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."
~ Kevin McGuire

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"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." ~ T. Wood

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We are Little Composers

Our mission is to turn moms into music teachers and children into famous Little Composers

The app-based "creative children compose music" method is the brain-child of Austrian-born composer Ernst Renner and specifically designed to teach children between the ages of 3 and 8 how to compose and play hundreds of different melodies from the moment they start.
If your child shows an interest in music then make time and play. In 10 years from now, you will be glad you did.

Nous sommes les petits compositeurs!

Notre mission est de transformer les mamans en professeurs de musique et les enfants en célèbres petits compositeurs.

La méthode des « enfants créatifs composant de la musique », basée sur une application, est l’idée du compositeur autrichien Ernst Renner et est conçue spécifiquement pour enseigner aux enfants, ayant entre 3 et 8 ans, comment composer et jouer des centaines de mélodies différentes dès le moment où ils débutent.
Si votre enfant démontre de l’intérêt pour la musique, trouvez du temps et jouez. D’ici 10 ans, vous serez heureux de l’avoir fait.

Willkommen bei Little Composers!

Wir machen aus Mama eine gute Musiklehrerin und verwandeln Kinder in kleine Komponisten.

Mit Hilfe der App Serie "Kreative Kinder, Komponieren Musik" , welche vom österreichischen Musiker Ernst Renner entwickelt wurde, können Kinder schon im Vorschulalter mit hunderten von verschiedenen Melodien experimentieren und davon lernen.
Sobald Ihr Kind Interesse an Musik zeigt, nehmen Sie sich Zeit um gemeinsam zu komponieren. In ein paar Jahren werden Sie froh sein es getan zu haben.

Virtual Music Teacher

This smart app was developed to teach our little composers how to sight-read music and the note names.
With this app, anyone can generate, listen to and learn how to play by watching the keys move. Many kids start playing piano within minutes. Continue reading ...

  • Has 186224 unique lessons
  • Three levels of difficulty
  • Optimized for visual learners

It all began in a little town in Austria ...

image of Ernst Renner who is the founder of little composers dot com Our story begins in a little town in Austria soon after our soccer coach and church organist succumbed to cancer. That event caused former principal Josef Wiesinger, OSR, to return from retirement and teach his last student.
Back then, my 24 months of serving in the army band (E♭ trumpet) were almost over and I had fun playing button accordion with a popular dance band. Little did I know that accepting the organist position would change my life significantly.

At the age of 79, Mr. Wiesinger was no longer comfortable with playing the organ. Rather than showing me, he explained the concept of music in ways no one ever had before and a few months later, I was ready to fill the void. We kept on meeting frequently, often times for many hours as he continued to mentor me.
A lot of years have passed since then and sometimes when I observe a child composing, I smile and remember how it all began ...
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Actual screenshots of the latest music apps for visual learners
These intuitive apps are specifically designed for children to learn on their own with just a little bit of guidance from an adult.

Pre Piano Lessons

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Pre Piano Keyboard

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Little Composers Piano

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"Last Friday you were on the front page of a large dutch ipad-news website!
They don't really rate the game in terms of numbers but they say it's a great app for children!" :D - Sven
"My son & I are having a blast. In all honesty I too am learning music which I always thought was too hard but this way just makes sense. I can't say enough good that these apps have done." ~ Alex Scoots.
"Out of all the music education apps, this one is best for younger children or children with special needs." ~ Heba Asmar
"While it may sound to be an application intended only for children, Notes for Little Composers is actually recommended for beginners in the music world too." - Scott Rojko, MWT Institute
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