although I have been an 'Apple MacIntosh' enthusiast from the very beginning of the personal computer aera (it was the Apple II then ) I always used IBM compatible machines during my studies and also in business. For some time (2 years now) I privately own an IMac and I must say it is just georgous and simple to use. Moreover, the data exchange with my recently acquired IPad3 is very comfortable.
Speaking of mobile phones I also use an Android device (Galaxy S) and came over more or less the same issue as you now.
The tools which I employed to 'do the trick' of transferring music or - moreover - establish the syncing of information (calender, addresses etc.) are the following:
Maybe one of them would also be helpful for your purpose.
To get music to the iPad you need to use iTunes, as that is the managing software for iDevices.
What you do is import the music and videos into iTunes on your PC and then have it sync to the iPad.
Unlike Android devices, you have no direct access to the file system and the music needs to be indexed and ordered for the iPad to use, this is what iTunes does.
Thanks very much, Phil! I'm pretty sure I did what u said tg e first time but I must've missed a step or two! Anyhow, it worked, although all the songs didn't transfer. I found out today that I can only connect to one computer for iTunes so when I connected to my laptop instead of the desk top today, I had to delete all the music and start the process over. Weird thing was about 95% of my songs transferred from the laptop nut some transferred 3 or 4 times. I'll figure that one out. Thanks again for help.