Studying Music in the Online Environment

Every child should have the opportunity to access quality music programs in school, and this is no different in a virtual setting! If you’ve been wanting to learn how to play guitar, now is the perfect opportunity to learn from the comfort of your own home.

In addition to the joy and cultural appreciation music brings, music has all kinds of amazing benefits. Do you want to know the secret to developing reasoning and language skills? How about lowering stress, boosting memory, improving coordination? Perhaps acquiring pattern recognition, higher SAT scores, or emotional development? The answer to all of this is music!

For more than 30 years, March has been the official Music in Our Schools Month. Florida Virtual School is proud to be a part of this tradition with our music course offerings.

Guitar 1

Guitar 1 introduces students with little or no experience to the basics of music and guitar performance. This includes different strumming patterns, chords, simple melodies, and even ensemble skills. Florida Virtual School offers online guitar courses for both middle and high school students.

Throughout the course, students are able to use their personal six-string guitar to record and submit video performances to their teacher. Our online Guitar course is also available to students around the world through FLVS Global.

Music of the World

Music of the World adds a global perspective as high school students learn about the impact of music on a cultural level. Students acquire basic understanding of singing, listening, and playing instruments from the Middle Ages through the 21st century.

Theatre, Cinema, & Film Production

Lights! Camera! Action! Our Theatre, Cinema, & Film Production course introduces students to the basics of film and theater productions, including the basics of sound and musical scores. Students will analyze and critique various comedies and musicals – as well as influential American films such as Casablanca, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Wizard of Oz.

Whether you want to learn more about the music you are already listening to, explore music from different cultures, or be the next guitar superstar–Florida Virtual School has a course for you!

Michael FrancisMichael is a Product Specialist with the FLVS Global Support Team. Previously, he worked with the Curriculum Development team and taught for 13 years before joining FLVS. He has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, currently serves in the Army National Guard, and is an avid runner and musician.

10 comments on “Studying Music in the Online Environment

  1. Michaela

    My child is interested. Please give me a call and elaborate on all the things this program has to offer.

  2. Alexander Hamilton

    Why can the bloggers get their blogs posted, but not the students? I commented on other posts, and they do not go through, and I am hoping this one does.

  3. Gabi

    I’m interested in taking guitar, but I already have 2 years of prior experience. Is there any way I can take guitar 2?


      We currently only offer Guitar 1, but it may still be a great opportunity to practice and your teacher can provide additional practice resources.

  4. Robby Cicco

    Piano is the perfect offering as the keyboard layout lends itself to studying music theory in addition to performance.


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