Never stop learning

because life never stops teaching

Ernst Renner
Creative Director

Welcome to my virtual playground where I post information about me, some of the things I have done so far and the exciting projects I am associated with.

The Canadian team behind Little Composers have created what may be the best music apps for younger kids, and they’re available on all tablets, smartphones, Macs and PCs. ~ Kevin McGuire

If you are the parent of a child with an ear for music then I invite you to check out the Little Composers School of Music & Composition

My latest eBook project

All of my computers run the Linux operating system which I discovered back in 1999 while working for IBM. I have no use for MS Windows’s forced upgrades, central authority tracking, user accounts, Cortana, browser activity logging and automatic resets of my tweaks upon upgrading.
Previews of my next eBook Arco Linux B “Because less is more” are available online and you are welcome to read up on topics that interest you.

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Industrial Designer / Builder

ernst renner concept car design

Back in 2013, I’ve completed all required classes at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (Dept. of Engineering) towards an Associate Certificate in Computer Aided Design Technology
Education always pays off and now I am able to make professional 3D-printed custom parts which transport my models from the screen into the real world. FreeCAD and Blender 3D are my main design tools. Ultimaker Cura is my preferred slicer which lets me tweak all the settings needed to print a perfect 3D model on my amazing Artillery SW-X1 3D printer.

Music Teacher

ernst renner music teacher

My music teaching career began in Austria and continued after my immigration to Canada. I have worked with two youth orchestras and conducted the Concordia Brass band in Saskatoon. Over the years, I’ve spent countless hours teaching, conducting and arranging music. In 1999, I took a break and worked for IBM which was interesting but once the Y2K rush was over, I returned to teaching piano and brass until I moved to Vancouver. Once I was able to make the move permanent, I developed iPad and iPhone apps and founded the Little Composers School of Music and Composition for kids


I had the privilege of working on countless music projects and spent a lot of time in the recording studio laying down more tracks then I can remember. I recorded radio commercials, played piano for a hotel promo video and over the years, put together a nice portfolio of compositions.

One of the CD’s that I produced mentions this about me on the inside sleeve:
“Finally, heartfelt gratitude goes to Ernst, whose imagination and dedication turned these songs from mere dreams to reality”. – Ronda L.


Piano players have speedy fingers and yes, over the years, I have worn out several qwerty keyboards. Instead of writing about my “writing“, I’ll let the trademarks and copyrights listed below speak for themselves.
My latest eBook Encrypt or Regret is almost ready and as the title says, teaches the ins and outs of content encryption.

Trademark Info Canada

Application Number: 1570267
Trademark: pre piano
Type: Word
CIPO Status: Registered
Nice Class: 9, 16, 41

Application Number: 1701936
Type: Word
CIPO Status: Registered
Nice Class: 9, 42

Trademark Info USA

Goods and Services: IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Children’s educational software
Serial Number: 86449066
Filing Date: November 9, 2014
Current Basis: 44E
Original Filing Basis: 44D
Published for Opposition: May 16, 2017
Registration Number: 5253509
Registration Date: August 1, 2017
Priority Date: November 9, 2014
Type of Mark: TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator: LIVE

Copyright Info

Creative Children Compose Music
Registration Number: 1107300
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2013-08-27

Little Composers
Registration Number: 1108313
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2013-10-15

pre Piano
Registration Number: 1108310
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2013-10-15

Virtual Music Teacher
Registration Number: 1108311
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2013-10-15

Virtual Kindergarten
Registration Number: 1108312
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2013-10-15

Concept of Music
Registration Number: 1122758
Type: Copyright
Author: Renner, Ernst
Registration Date: 2015-06-29

Last updated on: 2010-02-22