iPad Songwriting Festival 2020

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.  Join us for the MCC iPad Songwriting Festival 2020 and let us help your students explore their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

• Choose your song topic, then write lyrics or a short story you can record

• Create a catchy beat with the GarageBand Beat Sequencer or Drummer

• Play a chord progression on GarageBand Touch Instruments to make the music for your song

• Record music and vocal tracks

• Add sound effects or background audio using Apple Loops

• Mix the volume levels to create a balanced final version

• Share your finished project at the online grand finale

As a festival participant, you will receive two days of virtual or in-person musical coaching with David Kirtlan, together with ongoing remote support for your composition project.

Music is a language we can all understand. Starting with the basics of recording your voice, students will gain new confidence to tell and enhance stories through music and sound. They’ll develop the skills they need to make original songs while learning to use GarageBand on iPad.

In partnership with renowned music teacher and Apple Professional Learning Specialist, David Kirtlan, MCC will guide your class through the whole creative process.

Compose, record and master your class composition which will then be celebrated and shared during our online grand finale event.

The school producing the best composition will win over £1,000 worth of music equipment, to enable you to live perform with your school iPads and create your own iPad band!

Join the MCC iPad Songwriting Festival by emailing festival@mccdigital.com calling 01925 44 44 99 to find out more.

Places are limited, so please confirm your participation quickly!

GarageBand for iPad

With its powerful and intuitive interface, GarageBand makes it easy to capture, adjust and mix your performances into a finished composition.
Build a complete song using any combination of Touch Instruments, audio recordings and loops.

The moment you launch GarageBand, you can start making music. Play stunningly realistic Touch Instruments, instantly build big beats, and create music like a DJ — all with just a few taps. The all-new Sound Library lets you explore and download sound packs tailored to help you build your tracks with just the right elements for the style you want.

Teaching Resources supporting creativity with iPad

Everyone Can Create: A collection of project guides that bring creative expression to every subject. The projects in the Everyone Can Create guides teach students to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music and drawing. Help ignite creativity by giving teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, in any year group.