Best Free Music Apps for Creative Children


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

You can begin right now with these free apps

These easy to use interactive music apps lay the groundwork for composing, playing, sight-reading and ear training.
Why are the apps free?
Many families can not afford an instrument right now which is especially problematic if a child has creative potential. Little Composers doesn’t want to exclude anyone because we experienced the difference music made in our lives. Enjoy our little gift to you!
And if you like these apps then all we ask is that you tell others about Little Composers. Thank you!


best free kids music apps minimal piano

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What if your child has an ear for music but isn’t yet at the reading stage? Well, with the help of some elephants, dolphins and giraffes even the young ones can enjoy the gifts that music brings.

pre Piano Keyboard

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This is the app to continue with once miniMAL has been mastered. The color-coded keyboard is perfect for visual learners of all ages and shortens the learning curve to just hours instead of weeks.

pre Piano Lessons

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The Pre Piano Lessons app gives our little composers a smooth transition from composing to performing the compositions they make. You can access free beginner lessons now.

ear Training

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Little Composers is more than just an app. It’s a group of apps that together lay the groundwork for amazing things to come. Ear training is crucial which is why we are including it right from the beginning.

NEW: Coming this fall

Little Composers School of Music & Composition

Video-based online courses that teach composition, music notation and even “how to mentor a child”. Successful candidates get a beautiful music certificate from the Little Composers School of Music & Composition. For support reasons, class sizes are limited to 20 students. For a limited time, the course cost is free. You can pre enroll now

  • Online Classes
  • Premium Apps* Included
  • Course Certificates
  • Course Support

Some of the online courses include premium apps which are not available to visitors. The CCCM courses include the Little Composers Piano and the sight-reading courses include Virtual Music Teacher.