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Tido Music

Royal College of Music in collaboration with Tido Music

Tuesday 21 May 2019

The Royal College of Music has partnered with innovative music learning app Tido Music to offer a free one year subscription to the app for all RCM students.

Available as an iPad app or via desktop browser, Tido Music provides almost 10,000 piano and vocal scores from world-leading publishers, including Urtext editions from Bärenreiter and Edition Peters.

Throughout the course of their free subscription, students will be able to use Tido Music to support their studies by accessing repertoire instantly and listening to professional audio recordings synced to the notation. Piano accompaniment recordings are included with vocal repertoire, enabling singers to practice any time, and innovative pitch-shift and speed-shift tools allow accompaniment parts to be adjusted for individual needs. Tido’s technology means the app can also follow pianists as they play, turning the pages of the score automatically.

The RCM is committed to providing its students with access to the best digital tools to support their learning. Students will be asked to feedback on their experiences of using the app throughout their subscription, which will contribute to the future development of the app.

Stephen Johns, Artistic Director of the RCM, said: ‘We are delighted to be collaborating with Tido Music, giving our students the chance to be at the cutting edge of music learning technology and benefit from the app’s many innovative features. Working with digital scores is a valuable experience in itself as the music sector becomes increasingly digitally-focused. Through the Royal College of Music’s various digital development initiatives we are ensuring that our students are well equipped for 21st century music careers.’

Brad Cohen, Founder of Tido Music, added: ‘Using technology to enhance music education is at the heart of what we believe in at Tido. We’re thrilled to be partnering with such an illustrious institution as we continue to develop our product and further tailor it to the needs of music students. We look forward to working with RCM students directly throughout the course of their free subscription.’   

Find out more about Tido Music here.