This is an iPad app for every child who ever had to suffer through piano lessons only to learn a shoddy version of Chopsticks and for every parent who had to endure listening to it. Fortunately, you can now use an app called Piano Dust Buster that makes learning to tickle the ivories a little less painful and a lot more fun.
What does it do?
It teaches you how to conquer your Steinway at the beginner level, schooling you on note names and explaining rhythm and other skills. It works along with your personal instrument, but if you don’t have your own baby grand, you can play on its 3D keyboard on the iPad.
Why do we like it?
Piano Dust Buster, though meant for kids, works for adults just as well. It has little games that trick you into practising, it comes with about two dozen songs for you to try, and it takes requests of ones you want added. It’s free for now, so even if you’re a little rusty, you could afford to practise your musical chops.
Piano Dust Buster
Download this app for: iPad (free for a limited time)
The best: free
The worst: best suited to beginners