Pocket Piano

Forget strings and keys. Just turn a knob to playCritter & Guitaris Pocket Piano.We wanted anyone to be able to make music anywhere, saysChristopher Kucinski,who designed the gadget with partnerOwen Osborn.

Playground Sessions

A new software program trains aspiring pianists through interactive learning

Gaming meets Chopin with Playground Sessions, a downloadable software that teaches piano through its breakthrough “Play to Learn” approach. Riffing on the strumming-to-scoring simulation of Guitar Hero, Playground Sessions enables users to practice “in an interactive environment with real-time feedback,” backed by an interconnected keyboard and hit music library. Created by brand invention firm, ZAG, Playground Sessions is a “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” method of self-driven learning motivated …