Copyright © 2021 by Ernst Renner

Ernst Renner

Music Teacher – Web Designer – Programmer

Hello and 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.

Music Teacher

My music career began in Austria and continued after my immigration to Canada. At first, I taught music and worked as a lounge pianist and after that I’ve toured with with various bands. During those years, I saw a lot of Canada and met some really amazing people from whom I have learned a lot.

In the late 90’s, I took a break from music and went to work for IBM Canada but once the Y2K rush was over, I returned to teaching piano and brass until I moved to Vancouver. 
British Columbia was love at first sight. After I settled in, I began to develop iPad and iPhone apps which laid the foundation for the Little Composers School of Music and Composition


I have 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’ve recorded radio commercials, played piano for a Sheraton hotel promo video and over the years, put together a nice portfolio of my compositions.
My license fees for 30 seconds of audio which is suitable for a commercial start at $50. I can also produce radio commercials in my studio starting at $300 and up.

One of the CD’s I’ve produced states 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.


A few years ago, 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
FreeCAD and Blender 3D are my main design tools and my Artillery SW-X1 3D printer turns some of my designs into prototypes. When I am not busy with modeling or 3D printing, I design HTML5 or WordPress-driven websites.

Covid19 has wrecked havoc and many companies scramble to update their online presence in order to not fall behind the competition. I am fairly busy but always have room for one or two small projects. If your business needs help with configuring the web server or updating content then feel free to contact me for rates and times of availability


Back in 2009, I have authored 10 educational music apps for creative children which were available on iTunes, Google Play and the Microsoft Store. After many upgrades, my friend and business partner David and I have decided to host the apps on a dedicated website and build an online learning community under the “Little Composers” brand.
If you happen to be the parent of a gifted child which is still at the pre-reading stage, then you should check out NOAH which is a free app that teaches children how to compose music. Right now, I am working on a complete rewrite of the Little Composers website and if all goes well, the new learning experience should come online later this year.

I am very interested in AI and machine learning. Python offers a lot of possibilities and these days, I spend more time writing code than 3D modeling and jamming on my Genos. With the help of matplotlib and pandas, I can create stunning data visualizations with all kinds of useful little tweaks that other programs might not have. If programming is on your radar and Python the language of choice then I can wholeheartedly recommend the well-written Python Crash Course book (2nd Edition) by Eric Matthes.

Besides Python, I also work with JavaScript, node.js, PHP and MySQL.

Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.

~ Unknown

Trademarks & Copyrights

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
Registration Number: 5253509
Registration Date: August 1, 2017
Priority Date: November 9, 2014
Type of Mark: TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator: LIVE


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