Quincy Jones Creates Music Ed Application

Playground Sessions will teach users how to read and play piano music.

Posted: 02/20/2013 12:29 PM EST
Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones wants to improve our children's music education and so the famed composer-producer has partnered up with app creator Chris Vance to launch Playground Sessions. The application will teach users how to read and play piano music with tutorials from pianist David Sides. Adults and children will receive real-time feedback as they attempt to master any of the 70 popular songs from artists like Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry included in the program.

There's "such a need for this," Jones said. "The concept is brand new. I have been praying for this for a long time. It has a learning concept similar to Rosetta Stone. I'm blown away by this."

Jones also added that children in the United States are behind other kids when it comes to music education and that Playground Sessions will give them an edge. Jones' alma mater, Garfield High School in Seattle, will be one of the first to introduce the app to its students.



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