Best Music Apps and Games for Kids

Turn your mobile device into an instrument with these amazing apps -- one of the only ways to fit a piano in your pocket.

Browse Best Music Apps and Games for Kids

Silly sing-along great for toddlers, except for in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Simple and engaging music app for toddlers encourages touch.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
Have fun and make simple music with common objects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Great play-along music app for little ones; upgrade is fab.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Learn ABCs by listening and seeing musical instruments.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Music app for preschoolers teaches coordination, listening.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Choose an instrument and join the band in sweet music-maker.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Innovative music app gets young kids composing.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
Kids pick up knowledge about tone and rhythm as they play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Making music with Elmo and Abby is educational and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
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Super cute music app lets kids mix beats and sounds.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
Great variety in engaging activities for little music fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
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Brian Eno creates a connection between music and art.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
Fun music exploration app helps kids learn to play by ear.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Book app teaches song components, delights with mini-games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Toddlers can turn iPhone into piano keys that play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Underwater-themed music app teaches notes and musicianship.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
Create sound sequences with music blocks, cute creatures.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Modern, engaging intro to the fineries of classical music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Clever twist brings sense of motion to music rhythm game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Whimsical piano lets players tap into creativity.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
Groovy music game requires rhythm and logic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Explore musical elements with your very own beatboxing crew.
URL: http://www.incredibox.com
(2013)
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Fun platformer teaches the importance of rhythm.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Playful yet challenging rhythm game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Music app offers original, endless listening experiences.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
A meditative musical journey through a lush neon wonderland.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Trippy arcade game uses player's own music collection.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
Make practice time a breeze with fun games and videos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Learn an instrument online with live lessons from real pros.
URL: http://www.lessonface.com
(2014)
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Fun indie combines music, platforming, and creativity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Music and social networking combine in safe, cool hangout.
URL: http://www.franktownrocks.com/
(2012)
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Powerful sequencer lets kids create pro-quality recordings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Stellar videos, interactive features make beautiful music.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Pricey but clean Guitar Hero-like app is best of its class.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Explore the world of music through fun but serious quizzes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Great way for kids to learn critical thinking.
URL: http://www.mypopstudio.com
(2012)
Fab features add digital help to real-life piano study.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Oddly addictive music rhythm game a clever surprise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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Wonderful audio tool caters to sophisticated music-makers.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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Fun way to make your own tunes; some iffy user uploads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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ID tunes instantly -- with iffy lyrics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Popular Internet radio app great for discovering new music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
Amazing band simulator features the biggest group. Ever.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
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Free playlists for every mood; no filter for iffy stuff.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Easy streaming of vast music collection; no content filter.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)