Welcome to I Can Compose, the website dedicated to GCSE and A Level Music composition.
Are you looking for help with:
- starting your composition?
- developing your piece?
- getting top marks for your music coursework?
For teachers and schools
Do you want to access to:
- student-friendly tutorials?
- focussed listening activities?
- commentaries on current issues in music education?
How I Can Compose works
Composing starts with listening. Here, you’ll find lots of different genres to broaden your musical listening experience. For each piece, you will learn about context and key features of the music. There’s also a section to challenge you to think about how the music applies to you and your composition.
It’s free to register to access our fun and engaging tutorials. Some courses are free and for others there is a small charge. In each tutorial, I compose alongside you so that you can see and hear how a piece can develop. You then decide whether to follow my composition model or go in your own direction. Start creating your own musical masterpiece and track your progress with your personal dashboard.
Founder and Secondary music teacher, Rachel Shapey’s musings on all things musical, including interviews with brilliant composers and musicians – be inspired!
Once you’re registered, you’ll have access to all our free courses and when you’re ready, you can try out the premium courses too.