ION iCK05 Piano Apprentice, the teacher for iOS devices
I figure most people at some point in their life have wanted to learn a musical instrument, but let’s be quite honest, instruments can be somewhat difficult to play, it’s a long learning process that takes many, many hours. However if you have an long held wish to be able to tap away at the keyboard and deliver that tune, and own an iOS device, learning how to tickle the ivories has become a little easier.
Enter the ION iCK05 Piano Apprentice, a 25 key piano learning system that works with the iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple iPad, which uses lighted touch sensitive keys, and all you do is follow the lights to learn how to play the tune. The ION iCK05 Piano Apprentice is a lightweight compact keyboard with built in speakers that deliver an authentic piano sound.
All you do with the ION iCK05 Piano Apprentice is plug your iOS device in via its 30-pin connector and you are ready to tap away at the ivories and learn how to play, and the devices is Core MIDI compliant with any Core MIDI app in the App Store, and there is also a free Piano Apprentice iOS app available to download to your device from iTunes.
Size wise the ION iCK05 Piano Apprentice measures 15 x 4 x 10 inches and has a weight of 3.5 pounds, and is powered by four AA batteries, which are supplied or by an AC adapter, though unfortunately the adapter doesn’t come with the unit.
Whilst playing the ION iCK05 Piano Apprentice it is easy to follow the keys as acclaimed piano instructor Scott Houston, also known as The Piano Guy, shows up on the screen of your device demonstrating just how to play whilst the keys are lighting up.
So if you have had that desire to learn how to play the piano, without having the expense purchasing a piano and paying for a teacher, you can purchase the ION iCK05 Piano Apprentice 25 key Piano Learning System by hitting up the Tech Woot website, where the device has a very reasonable price tag of $29.99.