ION Presents New Portable Keyboard Learning Tool for iPad, iPhone and iPod

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Published: Wed Jul 20 2011

ION, a leader in consumer audio and entertainment technology, announces PIANO APPRENTICE, a portable lighted-key piano learning system for iPad, iPhone or iPod. ION will showcase PIANO APPRENTICE at Booth #400 at the 2011 Summer NAMM show from July 21st- 23rd in Nashville, TN.

PIANO APPRENTICE portable piano transforms iPad, iPhone or iPod into a personal piano instructor. The PIANO APPRENTICE App – a free download from the App Store – is piano learning software designed and built by ION to work seamlessly with PIANO APPRENTICE and creates a comprehensive music-learning experience. Piano players follow along as Emmy award-winning piano instructor, Scott Houston (aka "The Piano Guy"), appears on the screen demonstrating how to play while the PIANO APPRENTICE keys light up in time with the music. In addition, Scott’s hands are right above the PIANO APPRENTICE keyboard, showing the user where to place their hands, teaching them how to play.

Other modes will teach aspiring pianists how to read sheet music or allow them to simply play the piano at any octave they choose. The portable keyboard itself is touch sensitive, responding to soft or hard playing accordingly for expressive music creation. PIANO APPRENTICE is lightweight, battery powered, and has built-in speakers for learning and playing anywhere.

"PIANO APPRENTICE enables people everywhere to bring out their inner musician using their iPad, iPhone or iPod, even if they’ve never played an instrument before," said Wendy Mittelstadt, Product Manager, ION. "This is an incredibly easy-to-use and portable system for learning and music creation."

For more information on the PIANO APPRENTICE, the new portable keyboard, please visit

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ION manufactures a full line of consumer electronics, personal technology, musical instruments and gaming products. ION delivers all-in-one, plug-and-play, easy-to-understand solutions to difficult, confusing technology problems. For more information, visit; images are available at

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