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How an iPad can transform music classes

Students use iPads to collaborate and record pop music in classrooms around the world

iPad-musicIt’s no surprise that many teachers and superintendents view music as vital for a holistic learning experience. According to a study by McMaster University, students who took one year of music lessons had greater improvement in IQ scores and memory abilities.

Developers have started to make applications of all types to help students become more involved in general music classes. One developer inspired hundreds of primary school students to use iPads to record a chart-topping hit on iTunes.

Store Van Music, a recording and music education company based in the United Kingdom, designed a 10-week iPad education resource to help K-12 music educators around the world to bridge the gap between the classroom and the recording industry. iBand Unleashed Live provides students the opportunity to sing, play, and record a pop song as a class.

(Next page: How students and student musicians benefit from iPads)

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