An engaging musical experience your students will love.

Hooktheory Classroom


Hooktheory Classroom combines engaging music theory material your students love with an innovative musical sketchpad, tailor-made for education. Students can explore and apply what they learn, as they learn. Hooktheory Classroom’s assessment, grading, and management tools keep you efficient and organized and let you teach and assess in creative new ways. Below, you can learn more about each component of Hooktheory Classroom.

A Musical Sketchpad Tailor-Made for Education.

Nothing ignites students' musical creativity and artistry more than exploring and creating music on their own. We've built the perfect tool for this: Hookpad. Hookpad is an online sketchpad for musical composition that emphasizes music theory concepts and visualizes music to facilitate instruction and learning. Students love that Hookpad is fun and easy to use.

Composition and music exploration in Hookpad are based on building chords and melodies from the notes of a scale. Because Hookpad lives in the web browser, students can use it at school or at home.

A Music Theory Book Your Students Will Love.

Our acclaimed music theory and songwriting book, Hooktheory I, is an intuitive, modern take on music theory. It was written from the ground up to be used with Hookpad so students can immediately apply the concepts they learn and create music as they read. Hooktheory I is 6 chapters long with 41 exercises and 94 audiovisual examples from artists like Avicii, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Pink, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. Use Hooktheory I to guide or supplement your curriculum and as the perfect companion for Hookpad.

Engaging Music Theory and Songwriting Assignments.

Assessment Kit is an organized way to create, assign, and grade music theory and songwriting assignments based around Hookpad. Your students compose in Hookpad (or load in an existing Hookpad project) based on your prompt, and you can view and grade their work. Students immediately see their grades and feedback, and you stay organized with intuitive grading and management tools.

Search and Open All of your Students' Hookpad Projects

Hooktheory Classroom lets you search and open all of your students’ Hookpad projects as if they were your own. You can filter by class, project, student, and can sort by date or student.

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Easy setup

Setup takes just a few minutes, and the Hooktheory Classroom User Guide helps you through every step. Here is a quick overview:

  1. You create a "Hooktheory class" for every class you teach.
  2. Each course is assigned a unique signup code.
  3. Students use the code to create a Hooktheory account linked to your class.
  4. Once in your class, students gain access to Hooktheory’s online music theory and songwriting book, Hooktheory I, and Hooktheory’s premium online musical sketchpad, Hookpad, and you can assign them music theory and songwriting assignments with Assessment Kit.

Excellent support

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COPPA compliant

Hooktheory Classroom is COPPA compliant and suitable for students under the age of 13.



“Teacher Pays” pricing

The teacher or school pays

  • Free for students
  • Teacher or school pays with credit card, check, or PayPal
  • We accept purchase orders.

“Students Pay” pricing

Students pay

  • Students pay by credit card when they join your class.
  • Free for the school.

Students pay:

  • Students pay by credit card when they join your class.
  • Free for the school.

What teachers are saying:

So easy! Thank you so much for this fantastic product. It is really transforming how our kids compose and helping them understand chord progressions and the relationship between chords and melody and making our life so much easier! Carmel McGill, Acting Head of Music, Albany Senior High School, Auckland, New Zealand

Thank you for not only making my job easier, but for also allowing students to break down, understand and create music more easily. Tobias Butler, St Johns College, New South Wales, Australia

By far the most effective instructional aid for teachers looking to have students compose in the classroom.

Q & A

Can I get a refund if I don't like it?

Yes. If you find that Hooktheory Classroom don't meet your needs, we will gladly refund your purchase. Just reply to your email receipt and we will issue you a full refund.

What if I have questions

We would love to hear from you. To get help, ask a question, etc. please send us an email at We try to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.

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