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Live Online Piano Lessons and piano practice with McCarthy Music. McCarthy Music is the fun way to learn to play piano! Connect your keyboard or controller to the McCarthy Music app (either wirelessly over Bluetooth, or directly connected via USB, using the Apple Camera Adapter Kit), and our free app will guide you through 8 different songs, providing real-time scoring and feedback along the way.

Features of this version of our app include:
* Custom built score rendering system, featuring different levels of zoom. Make the notes for your sheet music as large or as small as you want.
* Integration of the new Apple MIDI Bluetooth Device code, allowing fully wireless connection with the McCarthy Music Illuminating Piano.
* Themed software, allowing you to choose from one of four different graphical themes for the app.
* Over 1,000 fully licensed pieces of digital sheet music available for in-app purchasing, and storage in the McCarthy Music Cloud.
* Real time scoring and feedback as you play through a song. Persistent data keeps track of how you’re doing over time, and real-time scoring lets you know how you’re doing on just the current performance.
* Each app installation supports many users per installation – each user can have a profile, their own scoring and achievements, themes and settings.
* Interactive Lessons allowing users to step through instructional lessons at their own pace

What's New

Version 3.0

* Support for upcoming Lesson Books
* Improved lesson start process
* Numerous bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings

App limits itself

I’ve been using this app for a few months now, and for what it does it is great. It’s what it does not do that is frustrating. Why can’t I import my own music files? I have a music teacher and he gives me specific pieces to practice. These are not in the music store and I can’t import them into the app, so the app sits there useless.

Developer Response

Thank you for your mostly positive review!

I sent you an email trying to gather more information about your use cases. In short, if you take Live Piano Lessons through our app, your teacher can send you custom arrangements through our system today.

We'll look into extending this to all users. Thanks for taking the time to review our app.

Tabitha P.

Love it, but it needs to be updated

I wish they added more and newer music to the app.


Great app

The matching hardware isn't out yet so this review is just for the app.

The app itself is great and runs smoothly on my iPad 3. There is a huge library of music already available. I've purchased quite a few songs already. I love that you can listen to the arrangements without needing the keyboard. It also has lots of different sounds for the keyboard, but the simple grand piano is my fave. Great app.


223.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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In-App Purchases
  1. 4 McCarthyMusic Credits $3.99
  2. 25 McCarthyMusic Credits $24.99
  3. 60 McCarthyMusic Credits $49.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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