By Andrew Liszewski
It’s not going to instill as much discipline when it comes practising as having an actual person teaching you to play, but Ion Audio’s new Piano Apprentice will at least let you learn at your own pace. It features a 25 note keyboard with touch-sensitive keys that light up showing you exactly which ones you should be playing. And if that’s not enough to get you tickling the ivories like a concert pianist, the Piano Apprentice has an accompanying free app for your iPad, which docks just above the keyboard, showing you how and where you should be placing your hands. Add some audiotechnica equipment to this, and you got yourself the start of a garage band! For portability it can be powered by 4 x AA batteries or an optional AC adapter, and it should be available sometime in September for ~$100.