Custom Software
Custom built, multi-platform software, designed to make learning to play the piano easy and fun.
Because our software is Integrated with the Illuminating Piano, the experience is very high quality. New! Our software also works with any keyboard and is now available from the download page.
Unlike other pianos or keyboards you may buy, our Piano includes custom built software at no additional charge. This software is designed to make learning to play the piano fun and easy. When you want to learn a piece of music, our software guides you through the piece of sheet music, illuminating each note as it is supposed to be played. In normal piano practice, you must look at a piece of sheet music on paper, and identify where on the keyboard the specific note you are looking for is located. By illuminating the key(s) when you are supposed to play them, the learning process is significantly enhanced. This is without a doubt the most efficient way to learn to play the piano.
Assist Mode
In Assist Mode, the computer can play either hand of the piano for you, so you can focus on one hand at a time, while also hearing what the other hand should sound like.

So for example, you can turn "Right Hand Assist" mode on, and only play the left hand, while the computer plays the right hand notes for you.

This is especially useful for brand-new piano players, because you can focus on one hand at a time, with the keys literally lighting the way.




Select Mode
Select Mode allows you to select one or more measures for intensive and repetitive playing of a specific area. This can allow you to rapidly improve in small chunks of a larger piece of music at one time.
Learn Mode
Learn Mode is the core of the Illuminating Piano and McCarthy Music software. Learn Mode allows you to step through any piece of music, note by note, with the keys lighting up as you need to play them. Instant feedback is provided, both on screen and on the Illuminating Piano itself, as to if what you have just done is correct or not. The immediacy of this feedback ensures you never learn something incorrectly. Previously, piano students could learn something "the wrong way", and then spend double or triple the effort to re-learn it.

With learn mode, we'll turn the keys green when you correctly play a note, as well as turn the note in the software green. With incorrect key presses, the key turns red and a red temporary hit is shown on the digital musical score.
Perform Mode
Perform Mode allows you to play the piece, with full tempo support, so you can attempt to achieve actual perfection on any piece of music. Once you've mastered the notes, it's time to master the timing and performance aspects, which is what perform mode is for.

Scoring and
Achievements
McCarthy Music Software has an integrated scoring and achievements system, which keeps track of your progress, and automatically saves this data to the McCarthy Music Cloud when Internet service is available.

Music Store
The McCarthy Music store offers nearly 1,000 songs, filtered by skill level, genre and time period, to provide easy access to songs at any ability level. From historical classical compositions to modern day hits, the music store has everything needed to satisfy a wide range of musical tastes. We anticipate growing this catalog by hundreds of songs per month.
Music Cloud
Full access to the McCarthy Music Cloud, which features a user profile system, allowing multiple users for each piano. You can login to any piano, on any supported platform (iOS, PC and Mac), and your content and data can come with you.

Available on iOS, PC and Mac
Now you can learn on all your devices...

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Parchment Theme
Kids Theme
Coffee Theme
Custom Software
Personalization Custom multi-platform software
Custom built, multi-platform software, designed to make learning to play the piano easy and fun.
Because our software is Integrated with the Illuminating Piano, the experience is very high quality.
New! Our software also works with any keyboard and is now available from the download page.



Unlike other pianos or keyboards you may buy, our Piano includes custom built software at no additional charge. This software is designed to make learning to play the piano fun and easy. When you want to learn a piece of music, our software guides you through the piece of sheet music, illuminating each note as it is supposed to be played.

In normal piano practice, you must look at a piece of sheet music on paper, and identify where on the keyboard the specific note you are looking for is located. By illuminating the key(s) when you are supposed to play them, the learning process is significantly enhanced. This is without a doubt the most efficient way to learn to play the piano.
Assist Mode
In Assist Mode, the computer can play either hand of the piano for you, so you can focus on one hand at a time, while also hearing what the other hand should sound like.

So for example, you can turn "Right Hand Assist" mode on, and only play the left hand, while the computer plays the right hand notes for you.

This is especially useful for brand-new piano players, because you can focus on one hand at a time, with the keys literally lighting the way.




Select Mode
Select Mode allows you to select one or more measures for intensive and repetitive playing of a specific area. This can allow you to rapidly improve in small chunks of a larger piece of music at one time.
Learn Mode
Learn Mode is the core of the Illuminating Piano and McCarthy Music software. Learn Mode allows you to step through any piece of music, note by note, with the keys lighting up as you need to play them. Instant feedback is provided, both on screen and on the Illuminating Piano itself, as to if what you have just done is correct or not. The immediacy of this feedback ensures you never learn something incorrectly. Previously, piano students could learn something "the wrong way", and then spend double or triple the effort to re-learn it.

With learn mode, we'll turn the keys green when you correctly play a note, as well as turn the note in the software green. With incorrect key presses, the key turns red and a red temporary hit is shown on the digital musical score.
Perform Mode
Perform Mode allows you to play the piece, with full tempo support, so you can attempt to achieve actual perfection on any piece of music. Once you've mastered the notes, it's time to master the timing and performance aspects, which is what perform mode is for.

Scoring
McCarthy Music Software has an integrated scoring and achievements system, which keeps track of your progress, and automatically saves this data to the McCarthy Music Cloud when Internet service is available.

Music Store
The McCarthy Music store offers nearly 1,000 songs, filtered by skill level, genre and time period, to provide easy access to songs at any ability level. From historical classical compositions to modern day hits, the music store has everything needed to satisfy a wide range of musical tastes. We anticipate growing this catalog by hundreds of songs per month.
 
Music Cloud
Full access to the McCarthy Music Cloud, which features a user profile system, allowing multiple users for each piano. You can login to any piano, on any supported platform (iOS, PC and Mac), and your content and data can come with you.

Available on iOS, PC and Mac
Now you can learn on all your devices...

Screenshots
Dark Theme
Parchment Theme
Kids Theme
Coffee Theme