Using Skoove on the iPad © Meike Kenn

Skoove adds machine learning to its piano teaching app

The German app developer, Skoove, whose piano learning app has attracted more than a million users, has introduced new features to make learning a more interactive experience.

The free or subscription-based programme now includes machine learning so the app can respond to the users’ playing and tell them how to improve in real time. Backed by real instructors to answer questions and help with learning, the app works on PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone, plus all pianos and keyboards whether electronic or acoustic.

Over 400 lessons are available at all levels, including improvisation, technique, classical and chart compositions. Videos of hand and fingering positions help students learn by ear and eye, while the artificial intelligence built into the system ‘listens’ and advises.

Skoove was founded by Florian Plenge and Stephan Schulz as Learnfield GmbH in Berlin in 2014. The company makes interactive apps for piano and guitar designed by its team of ’20 certified music nuts’. As well as individual subscribers, Skoove’s customers include specialist music schools such as LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).

Subscriptions to the multilingual piano app cost from £8.99 per month with a limited version available free of charge and discounts for teachers who wish to use the system to augment their teaching methods.

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