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Note Rush played on the piano
Note Rush Space Theme

Note Rush: Music Reading Game

Learn notes on your instrument.


"Note Rush has quickly become my favorite app for piano teaching. ... Tell your students to buy this app instead of a box of flashcards."

Joy Morin,

"Note Rush is a motivating app that engages students to improve quickly with their note reading skills. It is definitely one of my top favorites and will be used often!"

Jennifer Foxx,

"Note Rush is a great way to review notes for the One Minute Club."

Susan Paradis, 

"A blockbuster hit with teachers and students... I especially like using it at group lessons."

Leila Viss, 


Available now on iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire

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Available now on iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire


A fun game for practising note reading on the music staff to help you learn piano, keyboard, flute, saxophone, violin, or just about any other instrument! Note Rush uses the microphone to listen as you play each note like you would with flashcards, only these flashcards check that you're playing the right note!

Choose from a bunch of fun themes and race to earn stars and beat your best time! Note Rush is great for teaching keyboard geography by making sure each note is played in the correct octave! A music theory must-have for mastering sight reading skills at all levels of music education.



Listens to Your Instrument

Note Rush helps students learn a strong association between notes on the page and keys on your instrument by using your device's microphone to detect when you play each note. Works with pianos, keyboards, flutes, violins, you name it! (See Q&A below for more about supported instruments.)


Note Rush waits as long as it takes to find each note, so even complete beginners won't feel lost.

Grand Staff Context

The whole grand staff is always visible, showing each note in full context and helping students learn how notes are spaced out in the two staves.

Octave-Sensitive Keyboard Geography

It's a "B", but which "B"?? Note Rush teaches keyboard geography by making sure you're getting the note in the right octave every time.

Great for Home Practise

Students will rush to their instrument at home every day with NoteRush, chasing that elusive high score! Unlike flashcards, children can learn notes at home with no music-reading parent required to check if they're getting them correct!

15 Levels or Design Your Own!

Note Rush has fifteen built-in Levels, from Middle C-Position right through to the full grand staff with 2 ledger lines above and below. There are Levels for Treble Clef, Bass Clef or full Grand Staff! Or make your own levels to practise reading specific notes, with optional sharps and flats for an added challenge!

Replace Your Flash Cards - Perfect for "One Minute Club!"

Use Note Rush instead of printed flash cards. Note Rush was in-fact designed to replace the cards used in One Minute Club - a challenge you can run in your studio where students have to complete a given level in under a minute. Try it today!


Does Note Rush work with Bb or other non-concert pitch instruments?

Yes! Note Rush automatically adjusts to whatever tuning your instrument uses when you first play middle C - you can even use your voice!

Are there any instruments it won't work with?

Note Rush has been tested with a variety of instruments, but there are a lot of instruments out there, so we can't guarantee 100% success. If you have any problems please let me know!

What if my piano is out of tune?

As long as it is more or less in tune with itself, Note Rush should be able to adapt to it.

I'm having trouble with note detection

Check the troubleshooting page for suggestions on improving note detection.

Does Note Rush support MIDI?

Yes on iPhone/iPad! Connect your MIDI device to your iPhone or iPad via a compatible cable to play Note Rush without relying on the microphone. Connect headphones to your device and you'll hear your keyboard and Note Rush sounds together for silent play! MIDI is unfortunately not available on Android, but Let me know if you're interested in this feature.

How do you earn each star?

Stars are based on average time-per-note. ie. The total time divided by the number of notes in the level.

  • 3 stars = 2.5 seconds per note or less.
  • 2 stars = 3.5 seconds per note or less.
  • You get 1 star just for completing all the notes in the level.

Note that this setup means you get 3 stars for completing level 3 (Whole Staff) in one minute or less, as per One Minute Club.


Note Rush is made by Thomas Grayston, a software developer, pianist, and husband to a piano teacher.

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