This Austria-based startup built by a smart team of piano players helps music learners stay in love with learning music and playing piano. The aptly-named OKTAV (an octave is a series of eight notes on the piano) comes from one of the most musical places on Earth, where major composers either came from or arrived and thrived. The company hopes you will thrive, too. “You know that feeling when the music you’re playing works its way from your fingertips to your ears and straight into your heart? So do we,” they write. The platform provides access to 20k+ piano arrangements in all genres and skill levels. Including biggest hits and harder to find pieces, they have officially licensed arrangements in every genre imaginable with a library “designed to bring endless hours of musical joy to piano players of all levels and tastes”. Leveraging technology, they use a personalized learning approach that learns and adjusts to your playing level, tastes, and delivers a stream of piano music you’ll be excited to play. With new recommendations daily, you’ll get nudged into something great on a daily basis. A premium version gets you 2 prints per month in addition to the digital access to 20k+ arrangements. OKTAV is a Cool Tool Award Winner, “Best Arts, Music or Creative Solution,” as part of The EdTech Awards 2022. Learn more.
By: Victor Rivero