Your Partner for Teaching Music: Why Piano Maestro is Now Free

I am thrilled today to announce that Piano Maestro is now FREE (just) for registered teachers and their students. This is a big and exciting change for the JoyTunes Community. We have come a long way since I first watched my nephew prefer his Wii over his piano, and it is in very large part thanks to our incredible community of teachers.

If you are not yet part of our teacher community and want to join us CLICK HERE

Piano Maestro, since its launch last year, has grown leaps and bounds, in large part to your feedback. As all our apps do, Piano Maestro works directly with your acoustic piano, no wires needed. We are thrilled to hear each day that student’s sight reading, rhythm and coordination is improving, thanks to Piano Maestro. We are continuously adding new content and currently Piano Maestro contains over 1,000 songs and exercises and multiple method books.

As JoyTunes continues to grow, and motivate thousands of piano students to practice their piano, I realized how much of an impact our growing partnership with teachers has influenced our success.

When we first began our Teacher Facebook group 1 year ago we went in with the mindset of hearing directly from the teachers. We wanted to create an open dialogue- we wanted to begin building a partnership. 1 year later we have exceeded our expectations. We have expanded our teacher community network and resources we offer. We have discussed, listened, updated and improved the app accordingly. We have done it all side by side with our partners, our JoyTunes Teachers.

Fun Features

Some of the most fun features we created this year, based on teachers requests were:

Added Method books to enrich the students practice! Method books include Alfred’s Premier Piano Course, Piano Pronto and SuperSonics Piano plus more to come in the upcoming month!

Share the moment – to get parents more involved in their child’s lesson

Home Challenge – to easily assign Piano Maestro pieces to students as homework.

Practice Options and Learn Mode – for gradual step by step mastering of new melodies and skills.

When we thought more about our partnership I realized that any true partnership should not be restricted. I came to the realization that in order to solidify our partnership, and assist all students in improving their piano skills, Piano Maestro needed to become FREE.

I want every single teacher and their students to have the opportunity to experience, play and learn from Piano Maestro, and I knew that would only become possible by making Piano Maestro free, for registered teachers and their students. Many thought I was crazy, but I knew by doing so, we would be enhancing the lessons of thousands more piano teachers and students.

The Partnership

Our partnership with teachers is continuing to grow through local clinics, webinars, blog posts and our online discussions. Your feedback and suggestions continues to shape the way we update Piano Maestro. I believe JoyTunes has the potential to change the way children around the world learn music – and I am thrilled to be working in partnership with you to make that change happen.

So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for helping JoyTunes become a reality and I look forward to our continued partnership.

7 comments: On Your Partner for Teaching Music: Why Piano Maestro is Now Free

  • How wonderful! Thank you so much!

  • Renee Robertson Kesselring

    Can I get a refund?

  • Linda Thompson Gebelein

    How do I become a registered teacher?

  • Thanks Beverly! Renee, If you have recently paid for a membership then you can email Linda, as long as you are a teacher and have connected students you will be eligible

  • How do I get my students’ accounts unlocked to full membership? I connected to them and their membership says “your teacher has unlocked your membership” or something like that. I can get them everything on my teacher iPad but on their family iPad they are still locked at Level 7

    • Bradley, thanks for reaching out. It sounds as if your students may not be connected to you on their iPad or that they may not have upgraded to the latest version on their iPad. Let us know if those suggestions work and if you need any further help! You can also email if you have any questions. Hope you and your students are enjoying using Piano Maestro

  • I don’t have an ipad yet, but many of my students do. Is it possible for them to use Piano Maestro? I just registered – will that be enough if they download it?

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