Piano Maestro by JoyTunes (app store screenshot)
Piano Maestro by JoyTunes is the one subscription I DO encourage my students’ parents to use because it is so effective, motivating, and fun! JoyTunes Music Education Specialist Becki Laurent explains her favorite features, how the app came to be, and tips for teachers and students alike.
My guest today is JoyTunes’ Music Education Specialist, Becki Laurent. Becki is joining me today from West Texas. In addition to her work with Joy Tunes, Becki is the director of a music school; she conducts teacher workshops and promotes the use of tech to make teaching easier.
- What IS the app and what does it do?
- The story behind how the app came to be.
- Our favorite features and cool feature we wish more people knew about.
- Different ways that teachers utilize Piano Maestro within the lesson, outside the lesson, and during that “crossover” time between students on a lesson day.
- Piano Maestro is for iPad only.
- Songs included in the app represent all genres, holidays, and levels; many standard method book songs are included.
- Connect with Becki:
- Becki’s website
- Facebook: The Music Studio Lubbock
- Insta: @msbecki806
- LinkedIn: Becki Laurent
- Connect with JoyTunes:
This is a quick break to tell you about the digital sheet music site I have used for probably a decade! Sheet Music Direct is powered by music publisher Hal Leonard. They have more than a million sheet music arrangements that you can view – and listen to – right from your device for convenient online shopping and immediate downloads of educational, classical, and pop scores representing any genre and holiday. Prices start at $0.99 and you can both print your purchases instantly and access them on any device, which really comes in handy for our family when we’re out of state visiting Grandma & Grandpa, and they want to hear my kids play the piano! Sheet Music Direct has saved me countless hours of driving to music stores and sifting through bins of sheet music and books to find the right song (and hoping the perfect song isn’t out of stock). Access the latest hits and yesterday’s classics at sheetmusicdirect.com.
Becki shares the powerful story of her daughter’s discovery of Learn Mode for “Shut Up and Dance” in Piano Maestro.
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