JoyTunes is a company developing mobile applications to teach users how to play the piano. It was established in 2011 by Roey Izkovsky and Yuval Kaminka. The company aims to use their platform to provide music education access for various musical instruments. It is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.
As of September 2019, JoyTunes has released two mobile applications for piano learning: Simply Piano and Piano Maestro. Simply Piano allows users to learn how to play certain piano songs through instructions delivered from the mobile application. Users need to have their own piano or keyboard so they can practice how to play the song. The mobile application would provide information on which keys to play, and tell the users at which parts are they making mistakes.
Simply Piano is available for both Android and iOS users, but Piano Maestro is only available in App Store currently. Piano Maestro differs from Simply Piano in terms of resources. Though Piano Maestro teaches piano using a mobile application as well, this application provides more thorough materials for piano learners, as well as more selection of songs to practice on. Additionally, in Piano Maestro, learners are able to receive further instruction from a piano teacher who can teach the students at their preferred location. Piano Maestro uses a more traditional learning structure, where users can receive assignments and homework.
Since 2012, JoyTunes has raised a funding total of $42 million, which the company raised through five funding rounds. Most recently, on August 2019, JoyTunes amassed $25 million in capital for its venture round. Past investors who have financed the company include Insight Partners, Qumra Capital, and Jeremy Stoppelman.