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USF's student-led iPad band shows different side of music education - ABC Action News

A student-led ensemble at the University of South Florida is showing people you don't need an instrument to make music. Instead, they're striking a chord with audiences at the touch of their fingertips.

USF Music education students Jonah Watson, Ryan Boots, Haley Garrett, Merry Spagnuolo and Amanda Coleman make up the iPad band "Touch," along with USF's School of Music director, David Williams.

“We realized it's not about the iPads,” said Spagnuolo. “It's more about the way of learning, so we get to make all the creative decisions. We get to choose all the music, all the instrumentation."

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