Flipped Classroom

What is the meaning of a flipped classroom?

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.

The Full Scoop on Chords

Here’s an interactive ebook featuring videos, colorful images and narrated instruction that’s suited well for aleila flipped classroom approach. Assign your students to read all or a portion of the ebook prior to a lesson. Less time will be spent on introducing a concept and more time reinforcing it.


Hook Theory

A good friend and outstanding iPad (!) piano teacher, Wendy-Kirby Alexander, recently told me how much she enjoys teaching with HookTheory.com. Here are her thoughts:
HookTheory is a great resource for students of all ages that are interested in learning pop music.  I have an adult student who has a hard time playing by ear and HookTheory has become her favorite resource.  The HookTheory1 book is a great way to learn about chords and scales and how pop music is constructed.  It has live links so that you can listen to the concept being played on the piano which helps the ear develop.  I have my students read this book first (no matter what level they are) and then start using the TheoryTab on the website.  The TheoryTab has hundreds of songs to choose from and students quickly learn about scale degrees and chord function.”

Music Lab Pro

This is PERFECT for young, beginning pianists to help them discern high and low pitches, match pitches and identify pitch patterns and be creative with the basic elements of music.


Music Theory Guy YouTube Channel

A favorite YouTube Channel that offers oodles of videos explaining just about every element of music.


Music Theory for Song Writers

A thorough ebook that carefully explains basic theory to help anyone get started with song writing or composing.


Understanding Intervals

Here’s a FREE interactive ebook featuring videos, colorful images and narrated instruction that’s leila3dsuited well for a flipped classroom approach. Assign your students to read all or a portion of the ebook prior to a lesson. Less time will be spent on introducing a concept and more time reinforcing it.


Waay: Music Theory that Matters

Teaches music theory for songwriting.  Interactive exercises, video lessons, and tools to track your progress. The app is free but offers additional in-app purchases for courses on various topics. The app has teen-tested appeal!


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