JoyTunes Webinar Notes


What a pleasure to have you on board the latest JoyTunes Webinar!  I hope it provided new ideas and inspired you to carry on your revolutionary, 21st-century piano teaching.

Here are links to the apps mentioned throughout the hour:

  • Decide Now – the duct tape app: a must in your gamification tool box. Play Piano Charades at your next group lesson!
  • Camera – comes “free” with your iPad, don’t forget its power to command focus unlike anything else.
  • Piano Maestro – THE perfect power tool app for building strong reading skills.  Here’s the curriculum guide listing all the sheet music available in the app PianoMania_RankCurriculum
  • Flashnote Derby – best app to isolate and review note names.
  • Multi-Touch Whiteboard – an irresistible doodle pad to review basics.
  • forScore – download all the Piano Maestro sheet music into this score reading app. Here’s the user guideforScore User Guide
Have you been using your free subscription to Piano Mania?

Piano Maestro = Power Tool

Tips for downloading Piano Maestro scores into forScore: 

  • Purchase forScore from the App Store.
  • Click on the link to the Pdf’s provided above while on your iPad browser (Safari.)
  • Tap on the Curriculum document and it will prompt you to “Open In” various apps.
  • Choose forScore.
  • Choose the “+” and it will automatically download the Pdf into the forScore app.
  • Create a JoyTunes Library.
  • While viewing the Curriculum Guide, tap on the link to a song.
  • Choose the “+” and it will automatically download the Pdf into the forScore app.
  • Tag each Pdf with the correct chapter number and place within the JoyTunes library.

Links to additional apps mentioned in the question and answer portion of the webinar:

  • Notion – the best app yet for notating compositions on the iPad.
  • Orphion – terrific app to spur melodies for future compositions.
  • Octavian Basics and Octavian – reference tool perfect for advancing students with theory multitouch-whiteboardassignments.
  • iReal Pro – for generating lead sheets, backing tracks and so much more.
  • Dropbox – for sharing assignment sheets, videos and documents.
  • Moosic Studio – hands down the best iPad studio management system for music teachers.
  • Garage Band – excellent for older students to develop theory and creative skills
  • Pages – best document generator on the iPad–comes free with the latest iPads.
  • Clavier Companion – avoid more paper and get the digital edition.
  • – your dream assistant and billing system all at one place.
  • MyMusicStaff – a new kid on the block ready to assist your every studio management need.

More App Ideas…

Take a moment to visit the Music App Directory if you are looking for an app to meet a specific need. In addition, please let me know if I’ve forgotten to include your favorite app in my directory.

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One more thing: looking for a guide to help you build a studio that will set yours apart?

Check out The iPad Piano Studio: Keys to Unlocking the Power of apps.

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Leila Viss

Creative Pianist, Piano Teacher, Organist, Blogger and Author of The iPad Piano Studio

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