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

After a ten-year hiatus, my focus once again has shifted to performing, arranging, recording and composing music while still providing custom web, graphics and industrial design services.


Unlike most kids who “play” with toys, I enjoyed reverse-engineering them in order to learn how they were made. I was especially intrigued by toys that had an electric motor and often got myself into troubles for removing the battery from Mom’s flash light. Fast forward half a century and not much has changed. I spend countless hours a day contemplating various designs and how to change or tweak them to better suit my needs.
Back in 2014, I completed all required classes at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (Dept. of Engineering) towards an Associate Certificate in Computer Aided Design Technology

My 20 years of modeling, texturing and rendering experience helps me to turn blueprints into stunning 3D images and currently, I am in the process of buying my first 3D printer.

ernst renner concept car design

Based out of Vancouver, I have provided design-related services to the US Army, the RCMP and various organizations such as Swim BC to name a few.
Currently, I am working towards filing a design patent for one or possibly two produces if I can partner with someone to share the cost and benefits.


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 the Concordia Brass band in Saskatoon. Over the years, I have 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 decided 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.


My music career begun in Austria as an entertainer and continued after my immigration to Canada in the late 80’s. I toured with various traveling bands, was the house pianist at The Palace Hotel (now the Holiday Inn) in Edmonton and the pianist for Alison Austin at the Klondike Days. Eventually, performing lost it’s meaning and I turned once again to teaching. These days, I am busy working on a new music program for corporate functions and German clubs across Canada and the US.


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, lays out the need as well as the know-how when it comes to securing digital assets.

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: 2019-08-01