Are you an instructor or a teacher who is looking for piano games for your child or student? Then you have come to the right place. I set out on a goal to download and play a bunch of the popular piano games available for students.
It is my opinion that instructors can make learning the piano a little bit more fun with supplementing learning with games. These games aren’t going to make your students or kids into prodigies obviously, however, they should keep them motivated and excited to learn. These can be played by adults and teenagers as well as they’re not just designed for kids.
Note* These are more so fun, games and are not going to teach you how to play the piano. I spent a few hours with each of these games to make sure that these are the ones I wanted to present to you.
Remember these games are more so meant for fun, rather than purely educational purposes. If you’re looking for educational apps, check out the best piano apps here.
Benefits Of Playing Piano Games
The main benefit of playing games that are based on music or piano, is that it’s another way to keep music in front of your student. Everyone knows how popular games are nowadays, so why not take advantage of them and use them as another tool to learn?
I believe that some games will help develop your knowledge of music theory and dictation. I also think you can use these games as a way to start to develop your ear. Constantly listening to songs and hitting the notes can slowly start to develop your ear if you are focusing on that.
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If your child wants to play a video game, a good trick you can use is to say yes, “how about you also play one of your piano games before playing your video game?” They will most likely agree and also be happy because they start to view the piano more as a game rather than a chore or something they don’t want to do.
As a parent, you have the ability to figure out ways to motivate your kids and keep them learning. This is something that I really believe you should take advantage of.
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Best Free Piano Games
This is a game that you’re not going to learn a ton from, but it is a fun game to pass time. The way it works is you have keys that scroll down on your device and you click the keys in time. This will help in ways with timing as it will make you or child start to think when the notes need to be pressed.
Magic Tiles 3 is definitely one of the more popular games out there since it’s simplicity for the user.
I believe Magic Tiles 3 is a great game for kids and it will slightly further their knowledge. Its purpose is more so to shape music as something fun in your kid’s life, rather than something that just feels like a job to them.
This is an app and also a game that you can play on the internet. I found this to be pretty amusing. Don’t Tap The White Tile is another scroller type game. The notes come down at you and your goal is to hit the notes correctly as quickly as you can.
I believe this develops your brain and gets it used to having to react quickly when reading music. Yes, you’re not reading music, you’re just hitting notes that are on your keyboard pad, but you’re still associating them with notes.
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Don’t Tap The White Tile is a fun game that allows you to challenge yourself. If you play it on the computer I believe it’s more fun as you don’t have as many ads popping up. Also, you are forced to use your fingers to hit the notes then as well.
Happy Piano is a fun game and it is another scroller type of game. There are ads when you play this game and those can get annoying.
Overall, I like this game. It’s not my favorite and I don’t like the pay to play system they set you up for. It is a free game, but like a lot of games, you have to purchases diamonds once you run out or just wait until they come back to you.
I recently wrote about my favorite toddler pianos in this post here.
There are a lot of games that you can find on the computer or in the app store. I really recommend finding some of these and presenting them as options to your kids for fun. Heck, you might actually enjoy playing these as well.
I like that games can break up your everyday lesson, yet still put music in front of your kids, just in a different way.
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Do you have any experience playing piano games? If you think I missed any that you really enjoy or that have worked for your kids, let me know in the comment section!