Shopping Questions:

Not at all! When you check out, you have the option to use Paypal, but it will not default to Paypal. You can just choose the Credit Card (Stripe) option, checkmark the “I’ve read and accept the terms and conditions” and then click the Continue to Payment button where you can enter your card number and checkout! See below.

A studio license is an awesome deal because it:

  • Licenses you as a teacher to print as many of that particular piece as you need for students that you directly teach.
  • Gives you a high quality PDF that you can either print from your home computer or send to a print shop
  • Belongs to you for the rest of your teaching career
  • It gives you an “unlimited” supply of piece of Music Kids Love.

Keep in mind that a piece with a studio license cannot be share with any other teacher, even within the same “studio.” So a multi-teacher studio would need to purchase a separate studio licensed piece for each teacher that will be using it with their students. If you would like to inquire about a bulk studio license for a multi-teacher studio, that is renewable yearly, please email me and tell me the number of teachers in your studio and what you are trying to accomplish.

A single license for a piece means:

  • Only one person can use the piece at any time.
  • It cannot be transferred to another person even when the original purchaser is not using it.

So for example, if you purchase the piece for Danny, and he plays it for his recital and then is done with it. You cannot use that piece for anyone else at any time. You would need a single license for every individual person who ever plays the piece.

That’s why the studio license is such a deal! You only have to buy the studio license one time and then you don’t have to worry about only using it one time.

There are more details about the studio and single license that you can read on our Terms and Conditions page.

We often “bundle” music or resources together for a discount. So, if you want to purchase some music that is not a new release (since new releases are only on sale for 3 days), check out our bundles pages where you can see all kinds of ways to save money with pre-packaged bundles.

Can I choose which pieces go into a bundle?

Unfortunately, no. The bundles are all pre-packaged, so if you do not see your piece in a bundle on the bundle page and if you don’t see that there’s a bundle advertised on the product page (see picture below), then there is probably not a bundle for that product.

ComposeCreate.com FAQs - check out the bundles

Yes for some, no for others. Here’s why:

Some of our music is published by Hal Leonard and Willis Piano Music. When this is the case, then ONLY printed music is available. However, an increasing majority of our music is published by ComposeCreate.com, so sometimes, there is an option to select a print even for ComposeCreate music.

If a particular ComposeCreate piece is available as a print, then you will see it in the drop down menu options above the Add to Cart button on that product’s page:

ComposeCreate.com Can I get prints of your music?

The music that is published by Hal Leonard and Willis Piano Music will be pretty obvious based on their covers. But just in case you want to be sure that your order only has prints in it, you’ll see the word “PRINTED” as part of the title of every book or sheet that is a print.

ComposeCreate.com Can I get prints of your music?

This is what it will look like when you are double-checking your cart on the Cart page.
ComposeCreate.com Can I get prints of your music?

We do not do site-wide sales because we price our studio-licensed music at a very low price so that you are always getting a sale when you purchase the studio license. This is because, with the studio license, you can print that particular piece as many times as you need for as many students as you are directly teaching. We also know that it’s just too disappointing when you purchase something at full price, only to see it on sale the next week. So, we like to be consistent so you always know how to get the best price.
We DO love to have SALES on new items! We bring out each new piece or resource on sale for 3 days. That’s our “sale” strategy and if you always purchase music when it first comes out, you can know that you are getting the best price. Newsletters with new items typically come out every Tuesday or Wednesday, so just be sure to open them every time there is one and you won’t miss a thing!
We also often “bundle” things together so that you can get a better price when you purchase a bundle of 2 or 3 pieces. So, if you want to purchase some music that is not a new release, check out our bundles pages where you can see all kinds of ways to save money with pre-packaged bundles.
Please tell your teaching friends about the ComposeCreate website. Though thousands of teachers know and use the site daily, even more don’t even know it exists. Thank you for your continued support and your frequent emails about how you are able to use these resources.

We would love to consider you as a dealer for ComposeCreate printed music. Simply send us an email telling us the name of your store and where you are located and we’ll send you the form you need to fill out to become a dealer.It’s super easy! Please keep in mind that you will need a sales tax certificate or resales certificate in order to become a dealer.

We can easily ship to any U.S., Canadian, Australian, United Kingdom, and New Zealand address. Prices for addresses outside of the U.S. are based on weight. We’re sorry that shipping charges are so high, but I’m sure there’s a lot of expense in getting things places via air and such things.

However, for U.S. addresses, we offer flat fee $5.50 shipping (subject to change). We ship via media mail unless the package is so light that we can ship it First Class considering other expenses. Please note that shipping prices with USPS usually increase every January. We’ll still try to keep it nice and inexpensive!

To change quantities:

  1. Simply click on + or – sign beside the item. If you are on mobile, please turn your phone to the horizontal position so that you can see these + and – signs.
  2. Scroll down and click the “update cart” button to refresh the price.

How to change quantities on ComposeCreate FAQs

To remove an item:

  1. Simply click on the x next to the price of the item. This is on the right hand side of the screen. If you are on mobile, please turn your phone to the horizontal position so that you can see the x.

How to remove an item from ComposeCreate cart - FAQs

The rhythm books (Rhythm Cup Explorations, Rhythm Menagerie, and Rhythm Manipulations are all PDF downloads so your links will come or have already come to you in your email receipt.

We do this so that you have a lot of flexibility in how you display or print. You can show it to students on a computer, projector, iPad, or just print the pages that you need. You can send it to a print shop to print it for you or you can make prints from your home printer on card stock and laminate them. There are a lot of options and sending it as a PDF file makes any prints you do make high quality instead of cheap looking copies from a copy machine.

We are also able to offer these indispensable rhythm resources which can be used again and again (because of the studio license) at a much cheaper price because of making it a digital resource.

Technical Questions:

The best way to do this is to get them  on your home computer first where you can unzip them easily. Then, you’ll just need to transfer the to iTunes and sync your iPad. If you don’t have iTunes on your PC, you can download it on the Apple site and follow the directions that are on this site.

How to get them to your iPad and/or play with iTunes (assuming you have iTunes on your computer):

  1. Click on the link (be sure to do this to both). This will cause them to download to your computers “downloads folder.”
  2. To open the zipped files, find them in your downloads folder and then double click. This will extract the files to a folder.
  3. Double click the folder that is created to see all the tracks.
  4. Open iTunes and in the upper left hand corner, click File > New > Play list and name it.
  5. Drag the files from your Downloads folder to iTunes.
  6. After you put them  in iTunes, be sure to connect your iPad to your computer and you’ll sync the files and be able to see them on your iPad. 

How to download the beats straight to your iPad:

  1. Go to the iPad email program. Open the email and click on the link. The email program will automatically take you to a browser and will have a box that says “Open in” or “Open in iZip.” Choose “Open in iZip.”
    Open in izip
  2. Your iPad will take you to iZip and iZip will say “Would you like to extract all files?” Say OK.
  3. The files will be there and you can click on any of them to play them! You can select individual files and click the “open in” choice at the bottom of the screen to open in AnyTune if you have that installed. That will give you more controls for pausing, looping, etc. [NOTE: Apple does not let you play mp3s on iTunes that are not purchase through iTunes, UNLESS you download them to your computer first, drag them to iTune on your computer and then sync your iPad to that.]

While on your iPad or iPhone, simply check your email and click the download link that comes to you after you order. Then, when the PDF opens up, tap the document and you will see an “open in…” message appear. Choose which program you want to open your PDF in and your iPad or iPhone should save it in that program.

If you have already downloaded the PDF on your desktop and your link is expired or used too many times, simply visit this page to get a new download link so that you can open it on your iPad.

If your purchase was before 8/1/17, you now have an account and can access your downloads in that way!

Here is how to get into your account for the first time:

As of August 1, 2017, we moved to a much better store system! What we love is that we paid developers extra to preserve all of your past orders and create an account for you so you can get to them if you ever lose them.

So, getting into your account the first time is super important, but once you do it, you can get in much easier next time by asking it to remember you!

Here is how to get into your account for the first time:

1. Go here: https://composecreate.com/my-account/ and click the Lost Your Password? link. This will open in a new tab so you can come back here and read the directions.

how to log in to composecreate

2. Enter the email you’ve used to make past purchases and then click Reset Password.

how to log on to ComposeCreate

3. Go to your email and open the email from ComposeCreate. Reset your password with the link your email.

How to log in to ComposeCreate

4. Now refresh the My Account page or just open it here again and log in on the account page with your info.
User Name: That’s your email address you used to make past orders.
Password: That’s the one you just created in step 3.

how to log in to ComposeCreate

5. Optional: Go to Account Details and then update your email address if you have a new one. You can use this email to log in for the future and to make sure you get your orders in your own email!

6. (Looks like 7. on the graphic below) Optional: After you are in your account, you can also choose to link your Facebook or Amazon account login info so you can easily login in the future!

How to log in to ComposeCreate

Now you should be able to see all your orders and downloads from the past! Be sure to make future orders with this account to keep everything in one place.

Once you get into your account, you’ll see options for seeing orders or downloads.

If you ordered as a guest after 8/1/17…

Please create an account and then contact us. We’ll be happy to assign your guest order to your account but please allow extra time. Thanks!

Whenever this happens, it is almost always because the PDF has not opened in Adobe Reader which is the industry standard for opening and viewing PDFs. Make sure that you download the free Adobe Reader (the industry standard for viewing and printing PDFs) and if you have it downloaded and are using it, make sure it’s the latest version.

The way to make sure it opens in Adobe:

  1. Make sure you have Adobe already installed. If not, you can get it here:
  2. Go to your programs or apps folder and open Adobe Reader.
  3. After it opens, in the upper left hand corder menu, click File.
  4. Then click Open.
  5. Then, browse out to your downloads folder or wherever you moved it and find the file and click on it. This should open it and display everything with no problem!
  1. Go to your App store on your iPad and search for and download the free Winzip program.
  2. Go back to your mail and click on the download link from the email I sent you.
  3. This will launch your browser and it will ask you where you want to open it. Choose to open it with WinZip.
  4. Your files will extract automatically and you can play (if it’s an mp3) or view (if it’s a PDF) from the WinZip program.
  5. If you wish to move it to another program (like you want to move your PDF to Notability or Adobe Reader), then click the little icon on the top right that looks like a square with an arrow pointing up. This will give you other programs options for opening and storing these files.
  6. P.S. If you want to move your mp3 files to iTunes, Apple does not make an option for this. You’ll have to move these to your desktop and move them to iTunes from there and then sync with your devise. You can still play the mp3s from WinZip or I would recommend downloading and moving it to AnyTune so that you can control the speed!!!!
It sounds like you are on a Mac or perhaps don’t have the latest Adobe Reader installed on your PC. Mac defaults to the “preview” program to open PDFs, but this is not a fully enabled PDF viewer program. Make sure that you download the free Adobe Reader (the industry standard for viewing and printing PDFs) and if you have it downloaded and are using it, make sure it’s the latest version. You can get it or update it here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Then click on the file and choose to open it in Adobe Reader.

Your links are on the upper right hand side of your email receipt which came within minutes of your purchase.

If you don’t see your receipt, please check your spam or junk folder. Ninety-nine percent of the time when you can’t find it, it is there. If you will check that and mark the email from ComposeCreate.com as “not junk” or move it to your inbox, you’ll usually not have this problem again. Be aware that whatever email address you used to checkout with…that’s the email address it goes to. So if you haven’t taken time to update your email…it could be in a spouse’s email address.

If you still cannot find it, please do a search for “wendy@composecreate.com” in your email and see if your receipt comes up.

Just press enter/return on your keyboard. Chances are, your screen is small enough that you can’t see the “okay” button that’s at the bottom of the javascript message. The message just appears when you open it to remind you not to print it all at once (it will overwhelm home printers) and to kindly remind you of the copyright.

If you have purchased these workshops or products:

  • “The Best Stress-free Business Practices for Your Studio
  • “Marketing, Taxes, Business Entities and Liability”
  • “America the Beautiful Cup Tapping”
  • “Have You Forgotten What It’s Like to be a Child?”

Then, here is how you can log in to watch the workshop. Keep in mind that you will be logging into a site called “Wistia” because they are the ones that host our videos. Logging into ComposeCreate.com will not give you access to the videos.

  1. Go here: https://composecreate.wistia.com/login
  2. If you do not have an account, use the email address that you used to purchase the workshop to create a username and password.
  3. Log in. Make sure that you use the email address you used to purchase the workshop or resource.

Account Questions:

As of August 1, 2017, we moved to a much better store system! What we love is that we paid developers extra to preserve all of your past orders and create an account for you so you can get to them if you ever lose them.

Here’s a quick video and then detailed directions are below!

So, getting into your account the first time is super important, but once you do it, you can get in much easier next time by asking it to remember you!

Here is how to get into your account for the first time:

1. Go here: https://composecreate.com/my-account/ and click the Lost Your Password? link. This will open in a new tab so you can come back here and read the directions.

how to log in to composecreate

2. Enter the email you’ve used to make past purchases and then click Reset Password.

how to log on to ComposeCreate

3. Go to your email and open the email from ComposeCreate. Reset your password with the link your email.

How to log in to ComposeCreate

4. Now refresh the My Account page or just open it here again and log in on the account page with your info.
User Name: That’s your email address you used to make past orders.
Password: That’s the one you just created in step 3.

how to log in to ComposeCreate

5. Optional: Go to Account Details and then update your email address if you have a new one. You can use this email to log in for the future and to make sure you get your orders in your own email!

6. (Looks like 7. on the graphic below) Optional: After you are in your account, you can also choose to link your Facebook or Amazon account login info so you can easily login in the future!

How to log in to ComposeCreate

Now you should be able to see all your orders and downloads from the past! Be sure to make future orders with this account to keep everything in one place.

There are several reasons for this:

  1. It could be that you checked out as “guest” which is what happens if you purchase something and you are not logged in.
    Don’t worry, though. We can re-assign your purchase to your account.
  2. You may have purchased made multiple orders from different email address.
    Your order will always be associated with your email. So, if you made purchases in the past with one email address and then log in with a different email address, you will not see the purchases that were made with a different email address.

What’s the fix?

Don’t worry! We can help. Just email us and tell us the following:

  1. What is the issue? (“I don’t see my most recent purchase.” “I don’t see any orders.”
  2. Tell us what email address you used to log in.
  3. Tell us ALL the other email addresses you might have ever used to make a purchase.
  4. Tell us which email address is the BEST one for your account so that we can get it all lined up and straight for you!