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Music Software: The Big Picture

Did you ever wish you had learned to play the piano? Would you like your children to learn, but want to find out if they're really interested before springing for a piano and lessons? SuperKids' teams of parent, teacher, and kid reviewers looked at four programs specifically aimed at teaching the user to play the piano, plus three other titles that focus a little more on some of the basics necessary for playing any instrument.

Please note that some of the programs also require the user to also purchase an electronic MIDI keyboard - far less expenisve than a conventional piano, but a bigger deal than "batteries not included."

Which is best for your child (or you)?

Read below for cameo descriptions, then click on the titles that interest you to see what our reviewers had to say.

Take a look at the ratings tables below, click on the titles of the software you are interested in to see the complete review, or click on "PC" or "Mac" in the Buyers Guide column to see current market prices in our Buyers Guide.


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Music Software for 3year olds to Adults

SuperKids RatingsRatings Key
TitlePublisherEducation
Value
Kid
Appeal
Ease of UseBuyers Guide
(Price Survey)
SimTunesMaxis* * * ** * * * ** * * *PC

Discovering KeyboardsVoyetra* * * * ** * ** * * * *PC

Kids Piano DiscoveryJump! Music* * * ** * * ** * * *PC
Mac
Teach Me PianoVoyetra* * * * ** ** * * * *PC

Music AceHarmonic Vision* * * ** * ** * * *PC
Mac
Piano Discovery SoftwareJump! Music* * * * ** ** * *PC
Mac
A Little KidmusicArs Nova* * ** * ** * *

Mac



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