Have you ever wished you could keep a record of your piano performance improvements?
Have you ever wished you could share your best performances with your family and your friends?
Piano Diary is a free iPhone/iPad application based on Core MIDI, designed to manage, archive and share your piano performances.

Piano Diary features

(1) Record your performance
You can record your daily performances in Piano Diary, for later playback to your instrument; exactly as the you played - or to perform as a duet with yourself! You can easily search and find your performances stored in Piano Diary by date/time or name. Plus, don't worry if you lose your iPhone/iPad, as all performance data is automatically stored to the 'Cloud' in the *Piano Diary servers! Simply log onto Piano Diary with another iPhone/iPad to restore all of your performances!
*A guest mode is available if you do not wish to store your performances to the Piano Diary servers.

(2) Monitor your practice time
Do you want to monitor your practice time precisely? Piano Diary will keep track of all important statistics, such as how long you have been playing and how many notes you have played. You can even compare your practice time to other users of Piano Diary.

(3) Upload your performances to YouTube
Do you wish to share your best performances with family and friends? Simply add a slideshow of your favourite photos and automatically upload as a movie to YouTube. Then share the YouTube movie to family and friends over the Internet for playback without Piano Diary.

(4) Carry your performances everywhere
No need to carry your instrument with you! You can listen to your performance from the iPhone/iPad using the Piano Diary software synthesizer. Enjoy your performances whenever and wherever you are - from the iPhone/iPad or over the Internet from shared YouTube movies.

The more you use Piano Diary, the more valuable it becomes! Yamaha hopes Piano Diary will both motivate and enhance your daily piano practice/performance - today and in the future - Enjoy!

Compatible instruments
All MIDI capable instruments.

What's New

Version 1.7.6

- Fixed bugs for iOS11.

Ratings and Reviews

Track your progress


This app works with midi keyboards/pianos. Connect your piano via a midi to usb adapter. I use a EMU Xmidi 1x1 usb midi adapter. You will also need an Apple Camera Connection Kit for the usb socket it provides.

Once hooked up the app records your performances and let's you browse them via a calendar view.

An improvement would be if you could hear the sound generated by the app during recording (say if you prefer this to your piano's in built sounds), at present this is only possible during playback.

Disappointing!!! Ridiculous even!!!


I was perfectly happy with the app, until the latest upgrade which specified improvements & bug fixes. But NOW THAT I'VE DOWNLOADED THE LATEST & "BETTER" VERSION, I CAN'T EVEN OPEN IT!!! Please help & I'll give you a great review & score next time. Thank you.

Needs MIDI cable


Only works with the Yamaha MIDI cable. Does absolutely nothing without it. Really need to add this snippet of info to the app description! Looks good though, if you have the cable.


Yamaha Corporation
103.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Yamaha Corporation


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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