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How to Use Classroom 200

Learn all you need to know about using the ABRSM’s online music teaching resource Classroom 200.

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How to Use Classroom 200

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  • 3 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Bring music to life in your classroom

Classroom 200 is a free online tool featuring 200 pieces from different genres, together with lesson plans, resources, and activities for your class.

On this three-week course designed by ABRSM, you’ll learn how to use Classroom 200 and how it could benefit your music teaching.

Gain a comprehensive introduction to Classroom 200

In Week 1 of the course, you’ll cover the basics of using Classroom 200.

You’ll learn to navigate the resource, utilise its features, use its lesson plans, and incorporate its activities into your teaching.

Explore the importance of developing core music skills in the classroom

Classroom 200 is designed to foster children’s core music skills: listening, performing, improvising, composing, and singing.

You’ll understand the importance of building these skills at an early age, and how Classroom 200 could help you do so.

Join a global network of music teachers using Classroom 200

On this online course, you’ll connect with a global network of classroom music teachers.

You’ll have the opportunity to share teaching practices and reflect critically on how to improve music provision in primary and secondary education.


  • Week 1

    Introducing Classroom 200

    • Welcome to the course!

      Let's set the scene for this course and introduce ourselves

    • What is Classroom 200?

      What is Classroom 200, where did it come from and how does it work? By the end of this activity, you will be better able to Modify yourlearning resources to incorporate Classroom 200

    • Effective use of Classroom 200

      Consider the needs of your class, your school and your fellow teachers in this activity.

  • Week 2

    Listening, Performing, Improvising and Composing

    • Introducing Core Musical Skills

      In this activity we will unpack what the core musical skills are and how they can be developed.

    • What does Progression look and sound like?

      Now that we have identified the core musical skills that make up music learning, let's take a look at what 'getting better' at these skills looks and sounds like.

  • Week 3

    Singing Skills

    • Singing Skills in action

      Our voice is an essential part of teaching, but do we really take care of it? In this activity we'll explore how to do this effectively.

    • A thriving music provision

      Is your school open to new ideas to improve their musical activities in school? We will evaluate what good might look like for your school now.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Modify your learning resources to incorporate Classroom 200
  • Investigate and reflect on the importance of the core skills; listening, performing, improvising and composing and singing.
  • Evaluate your own schools' music provision and be able to incorporate Classroom 200
  • Explore the importance of how to take care of your voice in school
  • Collaborate as part of a global network of music teachers

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for teachers working in primary and secondary education globally, who are interested in learning more about ABRSM’s online resource Classroom 200 and its benefits for music teaching.

Who will you learn with?

Hi everyone, i'm an instrumental teacher who happens to also have a day job at ABRSM. I'm responsible for day to day management of this course and I look forward to meeting you!

Who developed the course?


The world’s leading provider of music exams, holding over 650,000 exams in over 90 countries each year. ABRSM makes significant donations towards music education initiatives around the world.

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Develop skills to further your career

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  • Digital certificate when you're eligible

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