How I Use It
I have used Pluto Piano in a variety of ways. I have used it as part of a Music Centers Day. I have used it with my younger students when teaching melody movement (up, down, stay the same). I have used it for simple melody recognition. I have found that some of my younger students are not familiar with some of the childhood songs that I grew up on, they think that every song is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and that is simply not the case. For my older students they associate the sound of a pitch to the letter name as well as seeing the pitch on a line or space.
I like Pluto Piano. It has a pleasing graphics for students. I like the variety of songs they use within the application. I like that it is not one of those applications where you have to sit with the students to make sure they are understanding. It is pretty self explanatory for the students to use and navigate.