McCarthy Music's Illuminating Piano: Learn to Play the Piano with McCarthy Music
The Illuminating Piano

There's Nothing To Learn Before You Play This Piano

Learning to play the piano is difficult, and not very fun. We think our product can change that.

The Illuminating Piano is a 61-key midi controller (piano), with each key capable of illuminating brilliantly and evenly in any possible color combination. Our piano leads you through the songs that you want to play. You can see the notes on the keyboard that you're supposed to play. You can hear the notes as they are supposed to sound, in conjunction with the other notes. And most importantly, you can play. Yes, you. You can play piano now. This is the piano that anyone can play.

The Illuminating Piano connects to the McCarthy Music Software via a USB cable (for PC and Mac), or wirelessly via BlueTooth® (for iPad and Mac). Unlike many portable keyboards, our sound synthesizer is on your computing device, in software. Music DJ's and Producers have been using this technology for years now, and we think it's time that everyone gets to share in the fun.




Personalization Personalization
Customized settings for a variety of piano playing controls, including displaying note names in the note head, changing the color of illumination, and many other options.
Learn Anywhere Accuracy
Accuracy of notes is also stored on your computing device, so you can review your play after you are done. The system also waits for you to play the correct keys, so you can step through a piece of music at your own pace, regardless of the actual tempo.
Standard Platforms Standard Platforms
Everything we have built we have built as a platform. Our score rendering system is based on the open MusicXML format, allowing for rapid introduction of new content into the system. Our keyboard uses the MIDI platform for communication.
Learn Anywhere Learn Anywhere
Full offline access, so you can play your piano anywhere that you have power.
The Illuminating Piano

There's Nothing To Learn Before You Play This Piano! Learning to play the piano is difficult, and not very fun. We think our product can change that.

The Illuminating Piano is a 61-key midi controller (piano), with each key capable of illuminating brilliantly and evenly in any possible color combination. Our piano leads you through the songs that you want to play. You can see the notes on the keyboard that you're supposed to play. You can hear the notes as they are supposed to sound, in conjunction with the other notes. And most importantly, you can play. Yes, you. You can play piano now. This is the piano that anyone can play.

The Illuminating Piano connects to the McCarthy Music Software via a USB cable (for PC and Mac), or wirelessly via BlueTooth® (for iPad and Mac). Unlike many portable keyboards, our sound synthesizer is on your computing device, in software. Music DJ's and Producers have been using this technology for years now, and we think it's time that everyone gets to share in the fun.




Personalization Personalization Customized settings for a variety of piano playing controls, including displaying note names in the note head, changing the color of illumination, and many other options.
Learn Anywhere Accuracy Accuracy of notes is also stored on your computing device, so you can review your play after you are done. The system also waits for you to play the correct keys, so you can step through a piece of music at your own pace, regardless of the actual tempo.
Standard Platforms Standard Platforms Everything we have built we have built as a platform. Our score rendering system is based on the open MusicXML format, allowing for rapid introduction of new content into the system. Our keyboard uses the MIDI platform for communication.
Learn Anywhere Learn Anywhere Full offline access, so you can play your piano anywhere that you have power.