How To Connect A MIDI Keyboard To iPad With Bluetooth

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In this video, you'll learn how to easily make a Bluetooth (wireless) connection between a MIDI piano keyboard and an iPad.

By the time you have watched this video, you'll know exactly what to do and will be able to use your MIDI keyboard with Musiah A.I. piano lessons or indeed iOS compatible MIDI application on your iPad.

Presented by Piano Teacher & Musiah Inventor, Brendan Hogan, this helpful video guide covers all aspects of how to connect from a MIDI keyboard to your iPad via Bluetooth.

Please note: The information in this video relates to iPad 4 or better.



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Video Transcript

Hello and welcome. Today I'm going to show you how to connect a MIDI keyboard to an iPad with Bluetooth.

If your MIDI keyboard happens to have Bluetooth capability built-in, first make sure Bluetooth is turned ON as per your instruction manual.

Or, if like me you're using a Bluetooth MIDI adapter, plug in or connect your adapter as per the instructions that come with it and make sure it's turned ON and that your MIDI keyboard is turned ON.

Today, I'm using a Yamaha UD-BT01, so I've plugged that into the wall, and I've connected a USB 2.0 cable from it to my MIDI controller keyboard which will give the keyboard power.

Next, on your iPad, go to Settings and make sure Bluetooth is turned ON.

Now, launch your MIDI software application. Today, I'm using Musiah which is a fantastic A.I. piano lessons app available on the iPad App store or at

In Musiah, select Settings and click the Connect Bluetooth MIDI Device button.

You should then be able to see a list of available Bluetooth MIDI devices, so select your Bluetooth adapter or Bluetooth enabled MIDI instrument.

In the Musiah app, under Settings, the default or recommended setting for the MIDI Input Device is Any Keyboard, but if you click the down arrow, you should see your Bluetooth MIDI device on the list.

Whether you click that or whether you leave the default setting of Any Keyboard, it should just work.

So play a few notes on your keyboard and you should hear them.

For simplicity's sake, I recommend leaving the MIDI Input Device setting on Any Keyboard. That way if you change to another instrument or a wired connection next time, it will just work without you having to manually select the MIDI Input Device from the list.

Anyway, there you have it folks. That's how to get Bluetooth MIDI working on your iPad.

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