1. Tenuto $3.99
Tenuto is an iPhone app that made up many exercises from chords, scales, intervals and ear training. I use it every morning while breakfast for fun. It really makes you more musical, more solid in music theory and aural skills.
When my Dubai student Maddie asked me to help her with her California Arts entry exam, I have been searching for ways to teach her via zoom effectively. Then I found this app and couldn't believe it. It costs very little but extremely effective as a homework app (and fun too).
2. Spotify $11.99 month (or there is free version too)
Do I need to say more? I especially like how I can have different playlist for different student. And we can put the playlist under secret but collaborative. It's a great way to add to your repertoire and I get to know students' taste in music too. Even though I have apple music and youtube music too I can never unsubscribe Spotify!
3. Vocal pitch monitor $0
This app is not terribly amazing but I do think it's a great visual way for students to see what their vibrato and pitch is like. I don't use it all the time but sometimes it's a great tool for young singers. It's free, so why not?
4. iReal Pro $13.99
Amazing app for vocal improvisation. You can also make any backings with it. The app has a real sounding band that can accompany you as you practice and also lets you collect chord charts from your favourite songs for reference.
5. Warm me up $9.99
I bought this app 10 years ago because my old singing teacher's friends made it. There is not much update for the past 10 years but I do use it myself every now and then cause the accompaniment tracks for these exercises are beautiful.
Apart from the "Beautiful morning" riffs and runs exercises which I use it quite a lot for my own students I do find these exercises are more towards classical style. The best feature for this app is that you can customise 5 mins or 10 mins exercises while you are on the go. You can easily do it when you are driving or in the shower!