“…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.”
Primary music specialist, Sheffield

“All thriller, no filler!”
NAHT Conference Delegate


Our Teaching Music with iPads training provides everything you need to deliver high-impact composition and performance projects using iPads. Over the course of the day, we will explore tasks that develop musicianship and music theory through structured composition and improvisation tasks. Activities will be based on best practice when using tablet technology to teach music, with clear links to the National Curriculum and a strong cross-curricular emphasis. The course is designed for both specialist and non-specialist musicians at KS 1 – 3, including those who have never touched an iPad before! All courses include a copy of the new ‘Garageband for Key Stage 2/3’, a complete teaching resource.

We are offering all delegates to bring a colleague for half the price. This could be a technologically minded TA, or perhaps your SENCO. The discounts will automatically be added when you book.

We have prepared a Blue Sky CPD request form that you can use to submit the CPD request to your school. It is available on Google Drive or as a Word Document.

The Day Will Cover…

  • A hands-on, beginners guide and overview to four key high-impact music-making apps, including Garageband.
  • Creating music videos and film soundtracks.
  • Improvisation.
  • Creating and harmonising melodies.
  • Creating an iPad Orchestra/Band in your school.
  • Working with SEN/D and hard-to-engage students.
  • Integrating iPads into the wider music life of the school, including choirs and peripatetic teaching.
  • An equipment guide.

You Will Leave With…

  • A wealth of effective, practical ideas that can be used immediately in the classroom.
  • Confidence in your ability to deliver successful music technology projects.
  • A full set of resources, including video tutorials, assessment materials and a copy of our ‘Garageband for KS2/3’, is provided for each participant.
  • Access to ongoing email support.

The day will be led by Transformance Music’s Lead Musician and author of Teaching Music with Garageband for iPad, Ben Sellers. Lunch and refreshments are included.

Where and When

All training days take place from 9.30am to 4.00pm

Birmingham, Monday 16th January 2017
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
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London, Wednesday 18th January 2017
Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
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Manchester, Friday 20th January 2017
Manchester Meeting Place, University of Manchester, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
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£179 per person (includes our comprehensive teaching resource Garageband for Key Stage 2/3.)

Bring a colleague for 1/2 the price

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“informative, well presented, and provided me with plentiful ideas to take to the classroom for projects large and small”
David Rose, Milton Keynes Music Hub

“I’ve come away from the day determined to raise my game. The potential that iPads have is enormous and I have just been paddling in the shallows! My first change is instead of using recorded tracks for my year 6 hip hop project we are going to make our own backing tracks to practise our rapping.”
Primary Music Matters Blog