BooksApp2 Free-$3.99

Debbie likes this because it is a handy app for tracking my loaning library.  The scanner app uses the ISBN code on the back of the book to populate your library.  Allow’s you to check out books to those in your contact file. Have I mentioned this app is handy?!


Camera Free with purchase of any smart phone or tablet

It’s easy to forget one of the apps that I use the most—the camera. It is a terrific tool for

  • Revelation: a digital mirror for reflecting hand position and technical issues
  • Performance Prep: the focus required to perform for the camera simulates the pressure of recital and competition performances
  • Magical moments: an easily accessed camera captures those priceless moments of fun during lessons.

Dropbox Free

Terrific app for storing and sharing documents.

Click here to read more.

Evernote Free

An easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use.  Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. Here’s how I use it with my teaching.

My blog about it.

Good Note Free-$5.99

Fellow iPad teacher Leia S likes this because: “I download worksheets onto it and have students complete them on the iPad – it saves paper, ink, and time! Oh, and it’s free – I hate spending money on an app that I end up never using.”


iMovie Free with the purchase of any new iPad

Any video taken with the iPad camera can be quickly exported to and edited in iMovie. Basic templates and tools keep this video editor exceptionally intuitive and ideal for uploading favorite student performances to YouTube or other video hosting platforms.

iAnnotate ($9.99)

Darlene likes this because I can keep track of all kinds of things with this app. I can also have students e-mail a PDF file of a practice exam for theory. I can mark it with this app and send it right back to them. It has been very helpful in getting ready for written theory exams.


Keynote  Free with the purchase of any new iPad

Slides for presentations and group lessons are easily created on this highly versatile and user-friendly app. With the proper adaptors, the iPad can reflect the slides on an HDTV or a projector. There’s no need to bring my lap top for presentations thanks to this app.

Moosic Studio $39.99 My blog about it.

Manage lesson notes, billing, videos, just about everything you might need for your studio business from the iPad with this app.

Notability $1.99

My blog (and second blog) about this remarkable and versatile app which will replace reams of paper and maybe save a tree or two.

Pages Free with the purchase of any new iPad

Recently, I enjoyed the opportunity to share the joys of teaching with the iPad on the East Coast. This was the very first trip that I did NOT bring a laptop and only brought my iPad Air in the LogicTech Keyboard case. I never missed my laptop thanks to the keyboard but also credit goes to the powerful Pages app. It creates documents that can be easily exported as PDF’s or Word docs and more. With the magic of iCloud the docs can be easily accessed on my laptop as well.

Square: Free app–%2.75 per swipe My blog about it.

The next time a family is late with a payment and claims they’ll bring it next time because they forgot the checkbook, you can happily say: “I accept credit cards!” Simply download the app, and a free Card Reader will be mailed to you. Once you link your bank account, you plug in the card reader and begin swiping.  A great addition to any studio “store front”! Here’s a my blog about it.

TurboScan  $1.99 My blog about it.

TurboScan turns your iPhone  into a multipage scanner for documents, receipts, notes, whiteboards, and other text. With TurboScan, you can quickly scan your documents and store or email them as multipage PDF or JPEG files. I take a pic of a new music given to my students, type in their name and the price of the book and have it saved there to add to my invoices later.

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