E-Learning Courses

Never stop learning! Below are available online courses for your to expand your knowledge. These are free online courses available to the public. For an additional cost, many of these courses offer a certificate that you’ve completed the class.

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“Becoming a Better Music Teacher”  - Hosted by ABRSM & FutureLearn  Developed by ABRSM’s Executive Director and Chief Examiner, as well as other teachers and administrators of ABRSm, this course will help teachers expand their knowledge, assess their current approach, and receive a formalized structure for guaranteed improvement.

“Becoming a Better Music Teacher” - Hosted by ABRSM & FutureLearn

Developed by ABRSM’s Executive Director and Chief Examiner, as well as other teachers and administrators of ABRSm, this course will help teachers expand their knowledge, assess their current approach, and receive a formalized structure for guaranteed improvement.

“Supporting Adolescent Learners: Social and Emotional Wellbeing”   This course is great for teachers interested in painting a better picture of students’ lives, development, and how they function in order to construct the best method of communicating. No student is the same, and learning where a student fits developmentally based on age, can have a lasting impact on their learning.

“Supporting Adolescent Learners: Social and Emotional Wellbeing”

This course is great for teachers interested in painting a better picture of students’ lives, development, and how they function in order to construct the best method of communicating. No student is the same, and learning where a student fits developmentally based on age, can have a lasting impact on their learning.

“Artistic Research in Music - An Introduction”   Artistic research (AR) is one of the most vibrant areas of creative thought in music for those who want to develop their practice by working and thinking coherently through its implications, questions, context and potential. AR puts musicians, their practices, knowledge, experience and imagination at the centre of the production of new understanding.

“Artistic Research in Music - An Introduction”

Artistic research (AR) is one of the most vibrant areas of creative thought in music for those who want to develop their practice by working and thinking coherently through its implications, questions, context and potential. AR puts musicians, their practices, knowledge, experience and imagination at the centre of the production of new understanding.

“Prepare for Music Theory ABRSM Grades 1-5”   The ABRSM Theory Exam is the partner test to the Practical Exam. This is a great course for teachers to clarify components of the exam, learn ways to teach theory information as it relates to the ABRSM, and ensure the best results for students. Don’t forget that students must pass Grade 5 Theory to do Grade 6 Practical.

“Prepare for Music Theory ABRSM Grades 1-5”

The ABRSM Theory Exam is the partner test to the Practical Exam. This is a great course for teachers to clarify components of the exam, learn ways to teach theory information as it relates to the ABRSM, and ensure the best results for students. Don’t forget that students must pass Grade 5 Theory to do Grade 6 Practical.

“Introduction to Music Theory”   If you’re a faculty member at Opus 1, you’re already likely to have received music theory training. If you’re looking to brush up on your music theory, or refer students to a course that might be useful, this is a great free option offered by the Berklee School of Music. Theory is integral to understanding the full concepts of music and what better way to hone knowledge than reviewing concepts.

“Introduction to Music Theory”

If you’re a faculty member at Opus 1, you’re already likely to have received music theory training. If you’re looking to brush up on your music theory, or refer students to a course that might be useful, this is a great free option offered by the Berklee School of Music. Theory is integral to understanding the full concepts of music and what better way to hone knowledge than reviewing concepts.

“18th-Century Opera: Handel & Mozart”   Study Baroque and Classical opera through Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Journey through repertoire of these musical geniuses as one of Harvard University professor’s links the works of Handel and Mozart with compositional techniques, social influences, and structural analysis of their lasting contributions to opera, along with historical comparisons.

“18th-Century Opera: Handel & Mozart”

Study Baroque and Classical opera through Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Journey through repertoire of these musical geniuses as one of Harvard University professor’s links the works of Handel and Mozart with compositional techniques, social influences, and structural analysis of their lasting contributions to opera, along with historical comparisons.

“Music for Wellness”   Berklee’s College of Music has created an online course on how to incorporate music into everyday life. It’s a great way to take your expertise and knowledge and understand additional ways to explore its many benefits.. It’s also a great way to demonstrate the value of music to students and parents.

“Music for Wellness”

Berklee’s College of Music has created an online course on how to incorporate music into everyday life. It’s a great way to take your expertise and knowledge and understand additional ways to explore its many benefits.. It’s also a great way to demonstrate the value of music to students and parents.

“Learn to Write Like Mozart: An Introduction to Classical Music Composition”   If you were a performance major, you’re likely to not have had much time or requirements to invest in music composition. Many students feel a connection with their learning when they have a creative outlet that lets them take what they’ve learned, and apply it in a self-expressive form.

“Learn to Write Like Mozart: An Introduction to Classical Music Composition”

If you were a performance major, you’re likely to not have had much time or requirements to invest in music composition. Many students feel a connection with their learning when they have a creative outlet that lets them take what they’ve learned, and apply it in a self-expressive form.

19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi   Travel through central Europe in the 1800s to experience the premieres of Meyerbeer’s  Les Huguenots , Wagner’s  Das Rheingold , and Verdi’s  Otello . A complement to the “18th-Century Opera” course, you’ll be introduced to opera through an in-depth study of these canonical works. Learn about the details of each opera and the cultural influence of the works.

19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi

Travel through central Europe in the 1800s to experience the premieres of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots, Wagner’s Das Rheingold, and Verdi’s Otello. A complement to the “18th-Century Opera” course, you’ll be introduced to opera through an in-depth study of these canonical works. Learn about the details of each opera and the cultural influence of the works.