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Music Software: The Big Picture

Did you ever wish you had learned to play the piano? Would you like to use music to enhance your child's learning? SuperKids' teams of parent, teacher, and kid reviewers looked at a few programs specifically aimed at teaching the user to play the piano, plus some other titles that help in music education.

  • The Nutcracker Music Game [for ages 7 and up] from Kids Music Stage, is an innovative and fun, musical jigsaw puzzle.


  • SimTunes [for ages 8 and up] from Maxis, is not designed to teach keyboard skills or the ability to read a score. Instead, it encourages the child to explore, experiment, discover and create music.


  • Teach Me Piano [for ages 12 and up] from Voyetra, is a no-frills program, designed for a more serious, older piano student.


  • Music Ace [ages 6 to pre-teen] from Harmonic Vision, leads the user through the fundamentals of music -- from introduction to the staff, to practice with the piano keyboard and a glimpse at the major scales -- with some fun along the way.


  • A Little Kid Music [ages 3 to 13] from Ars Nova Software, blends a beginning music tutorial with the broader category of music appreciation. A nice introduction for the young child who is interested in music but discouraged by more intense tutorials.

Can't find one that meet your needs? Check out other Music Software programs SuperKids has reviewed.


SuperKids Ratings Ratings Key
Title
Publisher
Education
Value
Kid
Appeal
Ease
of Use
Buyers Guide
(Price Survey)
The Nutcracker Music Game
    Kids Music Stage
4.5 4.0 4.5 PC / Mac
SimTunes
    Maxis
4.0 5.0 4.0 PC / Mac
Teach Me Piano
    Voyetra
5.0 2.0 5.0 PC / Mac
Music Ace
    Harmonic Vision
4.0 3.0 4.0 PC / Mac
A Little Kid Music
    Ars Nova
3.0 3.0 3.0 PC / Mac
Reviews of Other Music Software Programs


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