I’ve written quite a bit about Yousician, and you can read about my personal thoughts here.
But many people have already been using it, and they’re wondering if upgrading to the paid app is worth it or not.
If you haven’t started using the app, I would consider reviewing some alternatives first.
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How Much Does it Cost?
Yousician offers a monthly and yearly plan.
They have 4 different instrument plans: Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukulele.
Each individual monthly plan is $9.99, or $119.99 per year (at the time of writing this).
You can bundle all 4 instruments for $179.99 per year.
Simply clicking the upgrade button from within the app will allow you to set up a subscription.
Is the Premium Subscription Worth it?
Unfortunately almost nothing is free in this world.
Yousician offers the free app for you to use it, and see if you like it. But at the end of the day they're a business, and they want you to pay them money.
If you've been using the app, going premium will allow you to continue to use it with no interruptions. You will also be able to upload your own songs.
If you want to get better, and you're seeing results, then you will probably benefit from upgrading. You can always cancel your membership easily.
How Does the Price Compare to Other Programs?
The free Yousician app is great, but most people will want to move on and upgrade.
But when you compare Yousician's $9.99 monthly cost to other guitar and piano learning programs, I personally don't feel it competes.
- For the piano, Playground Sessions is only $9.99 per month, and I feel it offers much more. Read the review here.
- For the guitar, Guitar Tricks offers a free trial and is a few dollars more than Yousician, but you get way more in my opinion. Read the review here.
Bottom line if you're using this app and enjoying it, it's probably worth upgrading as you can cancel anytime.
But based on my research and personal opinion, the alternative options mentioned above are recommended if you want to upgrade from the free app.
Trust me on this one...
If you play the guitar, I highly recommend you consider Guitar Tricks or JamPlay instead: I have a full comparison review on both programs here.