Booking is now open for our ever-popular course for music educators and facilitators. Read on for more information, including funding pots and new discount for full-time students.

Figurenotes: Developing Your Practice

Come and join us for award-winning CPD for music practitioners and educators. Do you want your pupils to learn to play and read music quickly and to their full potential? Develop your teaching practice with Figurenotes, a form of notation that uses colour and shape to aid the first steps of learning music, progressing to standard notation in 3 simple steps.

Thursday 1st, 8th, & 15th May 2024

09:30-11:30 via Zoom (If you’re outside the UK please check your timezone here)


To find out more, see the training section of our website

How does it work?

Figurenotes: Developing Your Practice takes place over 3 interactive group sessions via Zoom, building your skills in Figurenotes and accessible music practices. Consolidate your work with homework activities between sessions. Follow up with a 1:1 session with course leaders to answer any further questions you have, get advice on specific aspects of your work, or for more general queries.

You’ll be guided through Figurenotes, from how it works, to its many applications. We will focus each session on one of the fundamentals of music-making:

A hand points to a piece of paper with 4 red circles on it in a Figurenotes bar.


All musicians need to develop a solid sense of pulse. Through rhythm games and challenges, learn how to make learning rhythm fun and engaging. Figurenotes notation shows rhythm in a very logical way, which then transitions easily to standard notation.

A close up of hands playing music using Thumbjam on ipad. The screen has Figurenotes colours and shapes.

Creative Composition

We’ll explore a range of composition tools you can use in different settings. You’ll learn how to build and adapt an idea in an accessible way, enabling success across a range of abilities and additional support needs.

A birds-eye view of children sat round a blue table playing chime bars with Figurenotes notation.

Ensembles and Differentiation

Learn how to use Figurenotes on almost any instrument in a variety of settings. From one to one learning, full class activities, and varying ensembles, you’ll be able to get your pupils playing together quickly and easily.

1:1 Follow-up Session

This is an opportunity for you to work 1:1 with course leaders after the main sessions have been completed. The content of these sessions is entirely up to you. We can work with you on resources, help develop ideas, troubleshoot, or help with specific questions you may have.

We can tailor the day to those coming, so the earlier you book, the more we can accommodate your questions. Use your booking form to give us a heads up of what you’d like to learn.

Here’s what some of our recent trainees had to say.

Funding and Discounts

To improve access to our courses, we are offering £50 off for full-time students. Please email us at with your institution and course-name. We’ll authorise the discount and send you a code to use at checkout.

For people based in Scotland, you can apply for funding via the YMI CPD Fund. Please read the guidelines carefully to make sure you are eligible.

As part of your training package you will also receive 10% off Figurenotes resources.

To find out more, see the training section of our website

Please email Lauren and Rebecca at with any questions you have. We look forward to having you with us.


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