Music Teacher’s Toolbox
Drake Music Scotland are delighted to announce the programme for our upcoming Music Teachers Toolbox on Saturday 23rd March 2019.
First Figurenotes & BBC Ten Pieces
This time around, we will be focusing on Creative Sessions involving Early Years/Primary/ASN and how best to support your participants brand new to Figurenotes in a variety of engaging ways. We will also be incorporating pieces from our collaboration with the fantastic BBC Ten Pieces.
Although there will be an emphasis on Early Years and Primary, there will be something for everyone regardless of the age and stage of your users. We will provide a fun filled day of activities where you were learn news skills or refresh your current knowledge providing you with new and exciting ways to incorporate Figurenotes into your setting.
Saturday, 23rd March, 2019
10am – 4pm
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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.
Here is a brief rundown of the proposed programme for the day.
9:30am Coffee & a Chat – Come in and meet the rest of the Music Teachers Toolbox participants over coffee/tea and biscuits provided.
10am Welcome and Warm up – Join us in getting to know each other and warm up with some fun activities.
10:45am What is Figurenotes? – Anyone can use Figurenotes and get instant results! Find out what Figurenotes is all about and where it came from or refresh your memory if you are returning.
11:00am BBC Ten Pieces – An interactive session looking at some pieces from our collaboration with BBC Ten Pieces.
11:50am Creative Session – A series of exciting activities based around our SPACE theme! Fun for you and the classroom.
12:50pm Lunch, Networking and Help Desk – We will break for lunch and you will have a chance to stretch your legs, get to know each other some more and take advantage of our help desk where we will offer advice and aim to find solutions to any issues.
2:00pm First Figurenotes – A little look at some activities you can do using the First Figurenotes Packs and more.
2:45pm Play Together – An opportunity to try out what you have learned and get everyone playing.
3:45pm Q&A – A chance to ask any questions and tell us how you have felt about the day.
£64.99 (£58.50 for members of our Resource Base. Use the code ‘RB2019‘ at checkout)
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What our trainees say...
I’d just like to thank you and the team for an amazing day last Saturday. I’d love if it was on again this weekend! I’ll definitely be over for next one in March.
I've realised Figurenotes can be used not just in school, but also with my private pupils. Really valuable to try out the practical activities. Thanks very much!
Really brilliant! I learned a lot and had a good time. Keep it up!
Thank you! It was great to experience Figurenotes in person and have the opportunity to talk to the professionals.
We were shown the skills to create lessons for all abilities. I'll be able to create arrangements and resources for all levels. The course leaders were great. Excellent delivery of the course. Interactive and easy to understand. Fantastic course, and it was delivered at the right level for me and my knowledge.
Useful to get a refresher for general music teaching, as well as learning how to use Figurenotes. Thank you!
Lots of new ideas and tips, plus refresher to help think about different music situations. Lots of ideas and good networking opportunities. Thank you!
Music Teacher's Toolbox has given me a new way to approach teaching, making music easier to understand and play. Everything was fantastic! I got a very comprehensive understanding of Figurenotes. I'll be back for the next one!
A great day. Many thanks! Really useful to try different things and get new ways to approach introducing rhythm and pulse.
It has been absolutely amazing. I have learned so much from the first session to the whole day. I have so many ideas and I'm more confident going forward. It is perfectly formed. Really valuable to refresh my knowledge and being able to embed the learning. Thank you so much for allowing me to come.
Very good indeed!
Figurenotes will allow me to bring more structured learning to the groups and give the young people access to music theory/learning/playing that they haven't had before.
Today's training has been a fantastic experience. Fantastic course and people! Thank you very much!
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!
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!