Current Training

Music Teacher’s Toolbox

When
Saturday, 18th November, 2017

10am – 4pm

Where?
Edinburgh

EH16 4NT

Programme

Software
– Learn to create your own tunes and resources
– Transform your Sibelius or MuseScore resources into Figurenotes
– Get your software questions answered in this hands-on tutorial

Differentiation in Groups
– Learn tricks to progress through Figurenotes stages
– Improve your skills to include and create with varied abilities
– Build ensemble skills and musical development

Play Together
– Try instruments you don’t think you can play
– Learn to use these in your teaching
– Popular tunes for groups and individuals

Building Creativity
– How can you develop musicality and musical response?
– Gain inspiration for creative exercises and workshops
– Develop skills in improvisation, creative play, and composition.

Along with warm up and game ideas, Q&A session, and more!

For all music educators and practitioners. Invigorating CPD from the leading organisation in inclusive music. Incorporate Figurenotes into your music teaching toolbox and learn how everyone can play to their full potential!

Figurenotes is a notation that uses colour and shape to show pitch and rhythm, with a very clear progression towards conventional notation. People at different levels of reading can play together and progress at their own pace.

How much

£64.99 (£58.50 for members of our Resource Base. Use the code ‘RB2017’ at checkout)

How do I book?
Book via our online shop. Here you can either pay by PayPal, credit/debit card, or request an invoice. You must also complete the booking form on the right of this page. Refunds cannot be made for non-attendance. If you would like to send a purchase order, please email these to info@drakemusicscotland.org.

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What do we get up to?

What our trainees say...

The day has been great! The games with Figurenotes gave me lots of new ideas. The computer session was really helpful and answered lots of my questions about how to do things. The band session was fun and illustrated how to get a group going. It was much better than I expected, as I had no idea what to expect! Loads of questions answered! Presenters were great! Thank you so much for a brilliant and inspiring day!
Amanda Frew
A well organised day; good pace. Really well resources, with instruments, computers, etc. Ideas for how to teach Figurneotes in the early stages was really useful. Breaking down the content into manageable chunks and progressing. Great to put it all together in the band session.
Johnathan Westrup – Drake Music (England)
Today was very useful. I can work on rhythm and pulse using Figurenotes to make it enjoyable for my pupils. Everything we covered was beyond my expectation. It was really valuable to have the different kinds of games you can play using simple materials. The adaptability of everything covered was really valuable.
Janet Okumu – Kodaly Instructor
Ideas for different ways of reading music, which will be very useful for a couple of students struggling with standard notation. The games ideas will be really useful too. Thank you!
Marit Falt
Learned more about using the software, which will help me build resources for my school. Loved the practical band skills. I can see this working really well in the classroom. I also enjoyed the games - would use them with ASN pupils and S1/S2. The most valuable aspect of the day was the band skills - seeing Figurenotes used on various instruments and how it might work in a group setting.
Jacqui Cockburn
The day was exactly what I needed to make me feel wildly enthusiastic again. [My partner] may find me hard to live with for the next few weeks!
Annona Thornton
Renews enthusiasm with new ideas of different way of working. Sharing ideas with other musicians and getting new ones. Excellent day. Great fun. Well done! Continue doing the good work.
Annona Thornton
Great range of ideas for using and adapting Figurenotes, including games, band, and technology. I will be able to apply some of these ideas straight away, easily adapt others, and work on the technology aspect too.
Susannah Breaden – YourDNA Creative Arts
It's been so awesome. Having fun just reminded me to be using Figurenotes more. Absolutely loved the games, the skittles, the software - loved it all! Thank you for having me!
Mo Malcolm-Gourley
I've got lots of new ideas to use as teaching methods for pupils who struggle with music notation and had a laugh at the same time!
Jen Austin

Great to have new ideas, learn how to adapt various instruments and experience band arrangements. Also great to have software queries cleared up. Very thorough and staff answered all queries and questions. Thank you. A wonderful day!

Musician and Tutor

Figurenotes, starting simply for my ASN pupils, is very relatable and doable. The fact that I can make my own unique music and resources, and so can my pupils, is so valuable. Really enjoyed the training day. Extremely valuable for my pupils

ASN Teacher

Great to see that there is a useful resource to compliment me or others in delivering REAL music lessons. Really useful to see how Figurenotes can start basic and develop to full musical writing and composition.

Chloe Douglas – Primary Teacher

By attempting instruments myself I realised how easily we could help the children to access instruments. Learning to play Manic Monday on the guitar was the most valuable aspect of the day. I've waited my whole life for this LOL! Seriously though, this illustrated the above point.

Colette Edie – Support Teacher

Delighted to be shown a new way of teaching notation. A very nice mix of activities/information delighted with the 3 different presenters. Never got bored. Great! When can I attend more of this?

Dorothy Mutch – Music CST

Fantastic to find out about ways that kids who can't speak or read can learn to read music. Also, finding out that I can play guitar! Fantastic course - paced to perfection! Very engaging and appropriate.

Rachel Paterson – Principal Teacher ASN

The training day gave me ideas of rhythm-making games and tasks to use with pupils with severe and complex needs. Great to be given opportunities to see practical ways to engage pupils and to make music-making accessible. I thought the day was well delivered. An excellent blend of theory and informational content, along with thoroughly enjoyable practical tasks. I loved the day!

Vikki Bridgewood – Additional Needs Support Teacher
If only all CPD left you feeling like this!
Vikki Bridgewood – Additional Needs Support Teacher
It's the tool I've been looking for for a long time
Isobel Burnie – Music Teacher

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