Downloaded two interesting music apps for the old Ipad the other day and was quite impressed. The App appropriately named “Music Theory” by “Brainscape” is essentially a flashcard style method of delivering information. You are able to provide your level of comfort against the questions that are being asked and the App will adjust the difficulty of the questions appropriately. The best part about this App is that it does not just cover concepts of music theory; it also provides ear training and questions concerning general musical trivia as well. This is an expensive App that allows students to practice their theory and ear training at a pace customized to their skill and abilities.
The second App is called “Tonara” and basically functions like an iTunes store for piano sheet music. I haven’t explored this app enough to figure out if there is any other way to export the sheet music. But as far as I can tell, what downloads in the App stays in the App and there is no way to export for print or to get it into another platform such as Finale.
Bang for your buck, Music Theory is an excellent App for an instrumental music teacher. The only thing would be having fifty devices with the App downloaded fifty times to accommodate even a small concert band, but I suppose that would be a concern for later.