Multimedia Tools for Music Education

Tools for students and teachers who want to create exciting multimedia content

Here you’ll find apps and online resources that we keep going back to, most of them are free or very low cost. We hope you’ll find them useful. We are not associated with any of them, we just like their functionality.  There are thousands of other choices, these are a few of our favorites.  There is a link at the bottom of this page to download a pdf containing the websites below.

Tools for Music Education


  • different learning styles
  • create stronger memories
  • important wows
  • simplify the complex
  • create multi-sensory puzzles
  • sharpen the edge of the question



IMAGES   – great images library of donated by photographers around the world, that you can generally use for most project
snapseed app –  (Mac, Google, Desktop) – quick and intuitive image editor


Haiku Deck  –  fun presentation designer
iBooks Author  –  Mac program for building interactive books like our interactive ebook
keynote – for iPad  – the iPad edition has most of the feature of the desktop version for making quick presentations on the fly.


Animoto – quick and fun video maker from pictures or videoclips
Filmic Pro – for iPhone or iPad – great app for making better videos with your iPhone than the built-in camera app
iMovie  –  Apple’s free video editor
Videolicious – makes videos even faster than iMovie, by automatically generating animations between pictures
YouTube Video Editor – has a huge library of classical music and free video footage to create projects
8mm app – create old fashioned 8mm in real time


Beedocs – Timeline 3D – Interactive timeline creator
Mind Node – for Apple users – great for visual organization of ideas in circular maps rather than straight lines or lists
Quizlet – create online quizzes or study cards
Thinglink – create interactive images embedded with audio, video, text, or links. This is a great tool for students to create interactive projects.
Blackboard Mobile Learn – bounces Blackboard materials to your iPad with alerts and reminders for students assignments
EverNote – good at consolidating notes from different programs or pictures into one place.
  Scanner Pro – takes picture of a document and automatically convert it into a pdf on Evernote
  Penultimate – fun note taking tool for stylus and iPad, also has music paper built into it for a small fee.


Berliner Philarmoniker – see live concerts from the Berlin Philharmonic
Keeping Score – San Francisco interactive website on famous composers
Figure by Proppellerhead – cheap synthesizer to create fun music on iPhone or iPad, no music or training required
Metronomics – versatile metronome
Notion – new notation software for iPad and Mac Desktop that rivals Finale and Sibelius, offers the ability to work on files between devices
Sound Cloud – sound file sharing
Tenuto App – great ear training and basic music theory
InTune Monthly – Music Education Magazine that combines pop music and music education


Air Display – use your iPad as an additional monitor to your desktop
Box  –  10GB of free file storage in the cloud and file sharing, alternative to Dropbox

Right click to save this pdf on your device:  Tools for Music Education


If you are new at using an iPad in the classroom, you may also like our page “Best iPad Accessories for Teachers in the Classroom”


Best iPad Accessories for Teachers in the Classroom