We interviewed several teachers who use Flat for Education in their daily work. We learned so much from them and we're sure you will too. We have designed a series of case studies to help you get the most out of our platform and take your classes to the next level.

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Challenge: every student is different

When we are creating a music education program we ought to consider how to accommodate differentiated learning needs. Finding the time to step in and spend some one-on-one time with those who are struggling, or on the contrary, pushing forward those who excel can be a challenge.

💡 This is why it is important to have a teaching solution that allows students to progress at their own pace.

Overcoming this challenge with Flat for Education

How can Flat for Education help music educators best support their students’ learning during in-person, hybrid, or remote classes?

Working with adolescents’ changing voices can be a tricky one 😵‍💫. It takes understanding, patience, encouragement, and creative problem-solving to keep singers engaged and active during this period. To help students connect to their voices and sing as comfortably as possible, a teacher from our community is actively using Flat for Education’s transposition feature.

💡 Together with her students, they continuously adapt the parts as needed to accommodate the voices.

We are learning solos for a solo competition. For this, the transposition feature in Flat is amazing. They are all so excited to adapt the music to their voices and start singing! (Ms. Brewer)

In addition, teachers have reported that the Flat for Education program has helped build their students’ confidence in music. Not all students are performers. Some are composers, and others simply excel in theory.

💡 Allowing students to prove their knowledge in ways other than playing, not only strengthens the skills of those who feel comfortable performing but also allows those who are not as confident to practice in a different way, which usually leads to a "lightbulb moment" towards music.

Flat for Education build my student’s confidence while presenting work to each other because they just press play (and do not have to perform it)... I believe this builds their confidence to share creative outputs with each other and strengthens their creative openness. (Ms. Keller)

Finally, using different types of Flat for Education assignments together can have a tremendous impact on students, as it helps them reinforce concepts through meaningful, creative, and varied activities.

💡 Combining a worksheet on "scales" and then having students demonstrate these concepts in a composition assignment allows them to understand how these concepts can be applied and used.

By the way, it is possible to limit the editor tools to your students! This may be used for clarity, removing advanced notation for younger students, or because of the nature of the assignment, which only requires specific tools to complete.

My favorite feature is the worksheets. I LOVE that I can tailor them to what my students are working on at the time. They are so easy to make and I love that they auto-populate the exercises based on the parameters I specified. It saves me so much time and the kids (oddly enough!) really enjoy doing them. (Ms. Keller)


✅ Learning how to transpose music

✅ Increased confidence in all aspects of music (composition, theory, performance, aural skills)

✅ Translating music theory worksheet concepts into composition use cases

Flat for Education features used

Transposition feature




Limited toolsets

If you have questions or would like to try it with your students, don’t hesitate to reach out to edu@flat.io!