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Learn American Music History

Explore the history of American music and the cultural history of the United States in our innovative online course that weaves together music and history. Build a timeline of American music in the context of major historical events.

Our American Music History course is an 18-lesson online class designed for students in grades 7-12 that explores the history of American music. Each lesson traces a different genre of music with short video lectures, music playlists, storytelling, geography, and history. 

Lessons inspire critical thinking, cultural understanding, and appreciation for music.

Students explore the history of American music including blues, jazz, rock and roll, soul, country, rap, punk, and more as we build a timeline of American Music.​ Beautifully designed on the Canvas platform, the online course aligns with UC A-G California State Standards for visual and performing arts and the ethnic studies model curriculum.

Enroll in our award-winning American Music History course and explore the history of American music and culture. This engaging and important course may be taken as a semester or year-long course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How heavy is the workload for the student?

Students progress through a new lesson each week at their own pace. Lessons include short video lectures, curated music playlists, videos, reading excerpts, and weekly activities. The total time to complete the lesson and activity each week is approximately three hours.

What public charter schools do you work with?

Music History Hall is currently an approved vendor at several public charter schools in California including Sage Oak, Compass, Epic, Sky Mountain, Ocean Grove, South Sutter, Granite Mountain, BEST Academy, and EXCEL Academy. If you would like for us to become a vendor at your public, private, or charter school, we would be happy to apply for vendor status. Please send a note to

What parents and students say...

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The content was unique. It was original in the way the lessons introduced the roots of music. My son came in not understanding that there is an evolution to music that is reflected in the music he listens to today.

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