Read Ahead Hybrid takes the acclaimed Read Ahead curriculum for iPad and allows you to practice piano sight-reading using your phone in conjunction with the Read Ahead books. Free sample material can be downloaded from within the app or our website so you can get try it out right away.
Spend just 5-10 minute a day practicing the exercises and reading new music and watch your skills quickly develop. Innovative training exercises are incorporated in a carefully designed curriculum built around high quality music by a variety of composers. Read Ahead Hybrid is designed to help piano students (children 9+ and adults) build the right habits and develop the skills necessary to fluently read music.
• Designed to be integrated into a regular practice schedule.
• Fun for students to practice daily.
• Easy for busy teachers to incorporate into lessons and track progress on the my progress page.
• 36 daily exercise routines at each level.
Levels 1-3 available. Levels 4-6 are in development.
Read Ahead is being developed with a grant from the Maryland Innovation Initiative by professors Travis Hardaway and Ken Johansen at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.
- Known issue: there can be an occasional 'stutter' when the metronome starts playing on devices with iOS9.
App bug fixes for Progress page, updates for data submission to teacher portal.
Ratings and Reviews
WASTE of money
I bought this app because the teacher recommended it for our daughter to practice with. While purchasing it, it showed that it “ works” with our iPad which is not the latest model. iPad Air2, I believe. It downloaded but the app doesn’t even open. I emailed the developer of the app 3 days ago. No answer from them. This app was $8-9. I happily paid $100 for another app that works beautifully. Save your money and spend it on something better.
Developer Response ,
I'm sorry you had a bad experience with Read Ahead but I believe you are reviewing the wrong product. Read Ahead Hybrid is a free app that is meant to be used in conjunction with our books. So your claim to have paid $8-9 for this app is impossible.
Perhaps you are referring to our iPad app. But that app is free to download too, with in-app purchases available for additional material. However, if the app doesn't even open then you can't have made any purchases.
Great for students and advancing pianist
Awesome concept, please keep adding more. Best for use on iPad.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.