I have been teaching music for 15 years and haven’t come across anything so well-designed and carefully thought-out…the work my students have produced has far surpassed my expectations and given them confidence in the composition process

Diana Tarry

Director of Music, Blue Coat C of E School, Coventry

The courses tackle skills which don’t necessarily come naturally to all musicians, regardless of proficiency.  Our Year 10 GCSE class trialled the platform and found it very helpful, demystifying what they often view as an impenetrable process.  Each course deals with a different aspect of composition in a logical, coherent and, most importantly, an enjoyable way.

Aidan Bradley

Director of Music, Manchester High School for Girls

I can’t recommend I can compose highly enough for teachers and students of GCSE music!  Lots of useful tips on getting started with composition, as well as starting points for composing in specific styles.

Sean Young

Secondary Music Teacher

Your students will feel empowered to be competent composers, following the simple steps and processes encapsulated in the icancompose methodology. From introducing ideas to listening, imitation to originality, icancompose will help your students bring out their best ideas. The balance between challenge and accessible achievement is great – you can see that this resource has been constructed by an experienced teacher of composition.

Matt Allen

MusicFirst, Digital Music Education Platform

Feedback from students at Manchester High School…


“I would love us to use this in school”


“I really like all the useful examples”


“The courses are really easy to follow”


“I learnt a lot in a short space of time”