Flipped Music Theory Classroom

An inspiring Music teacher has created an entirely new blended learning course from scratch. How wonderful!

Redhill Teachers' Idea Board

By Angie Mullins

Teaching music in a classroom setting can be very challenging. Students who have played a musical instrument for many years (and completed practical and theory exams) are placed in the same class as students who have never had the opportunity or inclination to learn to read and play music.

In an attempt to solve this problem, and to customise my lessons for students with mixed abilities, I have developed a flipped music classroom, which I run with the Grade 7s, 8s and 9s.

Firstly, I created a website using Google Sites which contains videos, notes, tasks and assessments.

The website also includes a support page which provides additional practice material to reinforce or extend the content covered in each lesson.

Next, students are expected to complete an assessment (+/- 4 lessons) every two cycles. Students watch the videos at home and then, with the help of the…

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