Creativity drives learning. We use iPads to inspire and nurture school-age composers, improvisers and performers. Our training and resources help teachers around the world to do the same.
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We specialise in providing training to School Districts & Music Hubs, and also offer in-class training and curriculum development in schools.
There are many ideas that I will take and use myself and adapt for my pupils. It was a wonderful opportunity to be part of their learning experiences, not only the musical content but the focus on the whole child as part of an ensemble. It was truly inspirational to be able to learn with this group and re-affirmed my belief that music should be accessible for everyone.
Working with Ben from Transformance Music was a wonderful experience for myself and my students. He helped create and demo the curriculum for our song lab, a pilot after- school songwriting club on ipads. Through Ben’s lessons and projects, my students are learning music, establishing collaborative partnerships, and excelling in creativity and critical thinking skills. Thanks Ben- looking forward to our future work together!!
The whole day’s session was really well paced and I felt that you really helped me understand how the iPads could be used to help the children explore composition in a really meaningful way. Your explanation about finding a rhythm, harmony and melody, with a simple 8-bar structure using GarageBand was powerfully simple and clever, giving the children complete empowerment to create songs that sound very sophisticated. I no longer feel terrified about how to use GarageBand in a classroom setting.
If I were to produce a wordle based on Thursdays training “Teaching Music with iPads” it would be crammed with words like pulse, rhythm, texture, volume, harmony. Music was at the heart of the day. The iPad was simply a powerful tool to make and analyse music. I think that this is a real strength of Ben Seller’s training. It is not about what we can do for the iPad but what the iPad can do for us as music teachers.
...powerfully simple and clever, giving the children complete empowerment to create songs that sound very sophisticated. I no longer feel terrified about how to use GarageBand in a classroom setting.
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