Best Music Apps and Games for Kids

Whether you have perfect pitch or can't carry a tune, music apps and games are fun for kids of all ages -- and often for the whole family. Whether you want to turn your mobile device into an instrument with these amazing titles -- one of the only ways to fit a piano in your pocket -- or are searching for a music-streaming service to discover new music, there's a pick that will fit your family's needs. So check any self-consciousness at the door, turn up the volume to 11, and get ready to rock with this list of our favorites.

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Animal Band ~ 3D Interactive Music Toy App Poster Image
Silly sing-along great for toddlers, except for in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
(2014)
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Baby's Musical Hands App Poster Image
Simple and engaging music app for toddlers encourages touch.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
(2012)
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Duckie Deck Homemade Orchestra App Poster Image
Have fun and make simple music with common objects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Music Sparkles - All In One Musical Instruments Collection HD App Poster Image
Great play-along music app for little ones; upgrade is fab.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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ABC Music App Poster Image
Learn ABCs by listening and seeing musical instruments.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Bandimal App Poster Image
Animals get their groove on as kids make music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Melody Jams App Poster Image
Choose an instrument and join the band in sweet music-maker.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Boogie Bopper - The Toddler Music Game App Poster Image
Music app for preschoolers teaches coordination, listening.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2010)
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Fruit Punch Music App Poster Image
Music preschoolers and parents can truly enjoy together.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Musical Me - by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image
Kids pick up knowledge about tone and rhythm as they play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Morton Subotnick's Pitch Painter App Poster Image
Innovative music app gets young kids composing.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Puffin Rock Music! App Poster Image
Gentle music-maker won't overwhelm senses.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Chromebook
(2016)
(2016)
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Sesame Street: Elmo's Musical Monsterpiece Game Poster Image
Making music with Elmo and Abby is educational and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
(2012)
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Toca Band App Poster Image
Super cute music app lets kids mix beats and sounds.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2013)
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Beat Bugs: Sing-Along App Poster Image
Fun, interactive karaoke introduces kids to the Beatles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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DoReMi 1-2-3: Music for Kids - A Fingerprint Network App App Poster Image
Fun music exploration app helps kids learn to play by ear.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2013)
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Bloom HD App Poster Image
Brian Eno creates a connection between music and art.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
(2011)
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Juno Jr's The Day The Music Stopped App Poster Image
Book app teaches song components, delights with mini-games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
(2011)
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MiniPiano App Poster Image
Toddlers can turn iPhone into piano keys that play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2009)
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Stage Fright App Poster Image
Cute monsters with gentle messages with two payments.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Tongo Music - for kids and families App Poster Image
Whimsical music wonderland inspires; interaction limited.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Flashnote Derby App Poster Image
Race to learn musical notes easily, quickly, enjoyably.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2017)
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LOOPIMAL by YATATOY App Poster Image
Create sound sequences with music blocks, cute creatures.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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My First Classical Music App HD App Poster Image
Modern, engaging intro to the fineries of classical music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
(2013)
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Music4Kids - Learn and Compose Music Through Play App Poster Image
Get musical with versatile tap-and-drag composer.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2017)
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Mussila App Poster Image
Fun, game-based music instruction best with background.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Groove Coaster App Poster Image
Clever twist brings sense of motion to music rhythm game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Amplitude Game Poster Image
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
(2016)
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Beat Sneak Bandit App Poster Image
Groovy music game requires rhythm and logic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Game Poster Image
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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Incredibox Website Poster Image
Explore musical elements with your very own beatboxing crew.
URL: http://www.incredibox.com
(2013)
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Inside My Radio Game Poster Image
Fun platformer teaches the importance of rhythm.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Moana: Rhythm Run App Poster Image
Movie-themed runner has a strong soundtrack, tough levels.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Scape App Poster Image
Music app offers original, endless listening experiences.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Sound Rebound App Poster Image
Explore light, sound, and motion to bring the museum home.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Super Beat Sports Game Poster Image
Quirky, fun rhythm party game moves to its own beat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Audiosurf Game Poster Image
Trippy arcade game uses player's own music collection.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
(2008)
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Adventures of Poco Eco - Lost Sounds App Poster Image
A meditative musical journey through a lush neon wonderland.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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BandBlast - The Music Education Revolution App Poster Image
Make practice time a breeze with fun games and videos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Lessonface Website Poster Image
Learn an instrument online with live lessons from real pros.
URL: http://www.lessonface.com
(2014)
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SoundForest App Poster Image
Cool music loop composer best without pay wall, ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Sound Shapes Game Poster Image
Fun indie combines music, platforming, and creativity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
(2012)
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Street Music Academy - the rhythm in everything! App Poster Image
Crash, tap, and boom out beats with everyday objects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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The Tune Zoo App Poster Image
Whimsical music-maker includes great info, records video.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2016)
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Yousician - Your personal music teacher App Poster Image
Slick, high-priced tool teaches kids core musical skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Franktown Rocks Website Poster Image
Music and social networking combine in safe, cool hangout.
URL: http://www.franktownrocks.com/
(2012)
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GarageBand App Poster Image
Powerful sequencer lets kids create pro-quality recordings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac
(2013)
(2017)
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Just Dance 2018 Game Poster Image
Familiar but fun dance routine with a few new steps.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Loud on Planet X Game Poster Image
Short, catchy rhythm game introduces players to indie bands.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
(2016)
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Note Fighter App Poster Image
Small screen limits piano practice with classical gems.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2017)
(2017)
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Rock Band App Poster Image
Pricey but clean Guitar Hero-like app is best of its class.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2010)
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The Orchestra App Poster Image
Stellar videos, interactive features make beautiful music.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Thumper Game Poster Image
Powerful VR rhythm game could grow kids' interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
(2016)
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iTooch Music App Poster Image
Explore the world of music through fun but serious quizzes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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My Pop Studio Website Poster Image
Great way for kids to learn critical thinking.
URL: http://www.mypopstudio.com
(2012)
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Piano Practice with Wolfie App Poster Image
Fab features add digital help to real-life piano study.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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VidRhythm App Poster Image
Oddly addictive music rhythm game a clever surprise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Coach Guitar Chords Tuner Tabs App Poster Image
Top-notch lessons teach guitar visually, pop songs included.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Novation Launchpad App Poster Image
Great professional remix tool is cool, complex.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Rock Band 4 Game Poster Image
Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Rock Band Rivals Game Poster Image
Expansion adds friendly competition, but limited gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Beat Maker Go! - Make Music & Beats With Drum Pad App Poster Image
Ads and learning curve out of sync with cool features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Guitar Hero Live Game Poster Image
Music game is fun, but lyrics, some features hit flat notes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
(2015)
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Lily - Playful Music Creation App Poster Image
Compose pretty, rhythmic tunes, then save and share.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2017)
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Rocksmith Game Poster Image
Not perfect, but a fun music game played with a real guitar.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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Pandora  - Free Music & Radio App Poster Image
Popular Internet radio app great for discovering new music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Amazon Music App Poster Image
Account-based music player; no ads, but no parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Songify App Poster Image
Fun way to make your own tunes; some iffy user uploads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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SoundHound App Poster Image
ID tunes instantly -- with iffy lyrics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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The Beatles: Rock Band Game Poster Image
Amazing band simulator features the biggest group. Ever.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
(2009)
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Guitar Hero 5 Game Poster Image
Fresh, fun music game sequel with edgy lyrics.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
(2009)
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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone Game Poster Image
Tricky virtual music tour proves showbiz is fun, not easy.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Spotify Website Poster Image
Easy way to stream vast music collection; no content filter.
URL: http://www.spotify.com/us/hello-america/
(2011)
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Songza App Poster Image
Free playlists for every mood; no filter for iffy stuff.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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