Learn to play piano the easy way with Piano Apprentice! Piano lesson videos are provided by The Piano Guy, a.k.a. Scott Houston. Just press “Piano Lessons”, pick the song you want to learn and he will show you how easy it is to play popular melodies. Start with the Right Hand alone, then the Left. Once those are mastered he will show you how to put your hands together!

If you are using the Ion Piano Apprentice keyboard, the notes will light up along with Scott’s hands. Follow the lights and begin playing music instantly!

Or, if you want to learn to read notes, select “Sheet Music” from the home screen. Then, you can choose to watch a basic tutorial on reading notes, or just dive right in to the song of your choice. Speed controls are provided for controlling the playback tempo, so you can learn at your own pace.

Of course you can just have fun playing the piano and making up your own melodies by selecting “Piano Jam”.

What's New

Version 2.0

Performance Enhancements.

Improved support for newer iOS devices.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings



No way to change ANY settings!!!! You can't make the note last longer, you can't change the key size, and the sheet music shows NO left hand chords!!!!!! AND I REALLY DON'T WANNA WATCH A BORING TUTORIAL!!!!!!! SHALL I ADD THAT NO PHONE TODAY WILL FIT THE PLUG ANYMORE CAUSE THEY NO LONGER MAKE PLUGS THAT WAY ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!😫😤😡

Great concept and works well, but...


Using it with the Ion keyboard works beautifully. It's very cool to see and hear the teacher say "these keys" and those keys light up on the keyboard as he plays them. The keyboard has two on-board speakers through which you hear the piano and the teacher, and the sound reacts to how much pressure you put on the keys. Pretty sophisticated for such an inexpensive product! The problem, for me, is the instruction.

I have zero experience with piano and it would help to be able to slowly roll the instruction backwards to repeat just one segment… hand placement for a chord, for example. As it is now, you can stop/freeze the image on the iPad screen, and hit the play button to continue, but you can't "slow rewind"… it has to start from the beginning. Another problem for me… It's hard enough to learn the chords, but the finger placement is shown how it should be, but then adapted to fit the 15-key keyboard, making it very confusing.

Another problem is the teacher. I like him and his easy-going manner, but he should have read from a script, or at least notes. He appears to be "winging it", because of all the times he corrects himself. (Why didn't they just edit out the bloopers?)

All-in-all it's a brilliant concept and implementation, but the instruction is not well thought out. In any case, it beats trying to learn from a book.

The keyboard isn't as cool as it seems..


I was really excited when I got the keyboard for a Christmas gift. Right from the start I was disappointed. The keyboard does not come with a wall plug even though it has a slot for one. It did come with batteries which I inserted and turned the piano on. The piano does not work at all though unless you have your iPad or iPhone plugged into it and have the app open. I personally thought this was a really lame function. I was hoping to be able to use it to practice playing songs from other books and I still can my iPad just gets in the way though having to be plugged in. Also it doesn't have a headphone jack. My roommates don't want to hear me practice all night. The app it's self is okay. Another thing that bugs me is that while playing songs is that it only shows the notes for the right hand. I've looked everywhere on the app and cannot find left handed notes. What happened Ion?


Ion Audio, LLC
78.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017
In-App Purchases
  1. Holiday Song 3-Pack $0.99


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