How a simple app is a game changer for Kathleen Myers’ experience of music.


For Kathleen Myers, music is her soul and she could never imagine a world without it. ‘It’s a big part of who I am,’ says the mother of three from New Mexico.


But despite taking active steps for years to connect with music, her experience has been limited to two genres – traditional rock’n’roll and some basic country – because of her difficulties with pitch perception.


That has all changed since Kathleen started using Bring Back the Beat, a free smart phone app developed for recipients to help them reconnect with music.


‘It’s an amazing app that has allowed me to practice my pitch perception, melodies and different areas that I could never have done on my own.’


The interactive app uses gaming to bring to life five different activities centred around pitch and music perception. The activities start with simple notes and instruments and build to more complex melodies and musical activities.


In this short video, hear Kathleen talk about how Bring Back the Beat has ‘definitely allowed me to expand my music horizons’.


Download the app from the Apple® App Store or on Google Play!




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