Beginning Music Theory

Rachel Pack  


Google Classroom Code: n9a5yd                                     Remind: text @cac32f to 81010


Course Description

The ultimate goal of this course is to develop a student’s ability to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music. Topics covered will include: music literacy, world music, history of western music, and composition. There will also be a focus on listening skills and sight-singing. 


Class Expectations 

  1. Be supportive and respectful of others.
  2. Arrive on time and prepared for class. 
  3. Participate fully in all activities.
  4. Use cell phones only when instructed.


Required Materials

  • Blank Sheet Music (Can be purchased online or printed for free at
  • A pencil with a good eraser
  • Notebook paper for note taking and assignment completion
  • A binder or a section within a binder to keep assignments and notes


Daily Work/Homework

Though there will be occasional homework, most work can be completed during class time.



Class Participation

Students will be required to participate in class periodically through the verbal answering of questions, group work, sight-singing, and written work. All interactions in class will be respectful and supportive of an inclusive learning environment for all students. Students are encouraged to speak to Ms. Pack about any concerns they may have about classroom participation and classroom dynamics.


Course Grading  

Assessments = 40%

Assignments = 30%

Class Participation = 30%



If a student is not satisfied with their grade, retakes are available for all assignments and assessments. All assignments and assessments must be redone within two weeks of being entered into the Skyward gradebook and a week before the end of any given grading period.