This article investigates the incorporation of Picciano’s Blending with purpose multimodal model
into an undergraduate music education module. This multimodal model advocates that
teachers and instructional designers should use multiple approaches to meet the needs of a
wide spectrum of students. The purpose of this intrinsic case study was to understand how the
Blending with purpose multimodal model can be applied to facilitate teaching and learning of
music education for Bachelor of Music (BMus) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) Music students. The
initial reason for conducting this research was to restructure the music education curriculum,
which, until 2013, had mostly focused on face-to-face teaching and learning approaches. The
use of digital media, which initiated e-learning technologies, changed teaching and learning
experiences. Blended learning as the teaching model proved to be a useful and appropriate
method in the striving to develop new approaches to teaching and learning in music education.
From the interpretation of research findings, a teaching and learning model was created that
could be implemented in teaching music in a higher education context.