This is a short guide for teachers who have little or no experience using iPads, or teaching music, or both. Welcome. iPads have enormous potential to empower your pupils to compose, improvise and perform the kinds of music that they love, while simultaneously achieving curriculum targets.

We believe that creativity lies at the heart of all the best musical experiences, and have spent the last six years finding the best apps and developing ways of using them in the classroom. This knowledge has been distilled into resources and training that will allow you to make this a reality in your classroom. These two videos – one in a mainstream primary school, the other in a school for Special Educational Needs – give a taste of what is possible.