Regular, structured practice is essential to learning an instrument, yet children and youth often fail to practice consistently.
UPlay utilizes game- like lesson plans with stories that teach concepts and encourage practice to help motivate children to practice regularly. UPlay contains over fifty online lessons geared toward children ages 6 to 10. Each lesson includes five segments: a short story, a demonstration, an interactive game, piano pieces, and a quiz. The program uses music instrument digital interface (MIDI), which allows students to link their keyboard with the website and receive immediate feedback. UPlay also tracks progress and practice patterns to help instructors personalize lesson plans.