Music engages every part of the brain. Involvement in music increases verbal and special skills, aids in emotional development, and improves body movement and coordination. The earlier a child begins learning musical elements like rhythm, pitch and reading notes on a staff, the greater their capacity for learning music in the future. In short, continued musical study leads to academic success!
Bassist David Connor, Community-Embedded Musician, put together a list of music apps that can help kids of all ages—from pre-school through high school—learn music during this time at home.
Ages 2–7 with parents
Hello Everybody by Music Together (iPhone/iPad and Android)
Great for singing with your child and teaching them songs from the Music Together Library.
Recommended for ages 4–6, appropriate for up to age 10 in my opinion!
Mazaam (iPhone/iPad and Android)
Introduces musical concepts of opposites while exposing kids to some really great classical music.
Jungle Music Learning Music Notes (Android)
A fun platform for learning to read notes.
Ages 12 & older
An incredibly versatile tool kit for creating and recording your own tracks.