Figurenotes: Developing Your Practice

£124.99. Early Bird price £99!
Online, via Zoom
15th, 22nd, 29th November. 9:30-11:30am

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


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.

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.

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.

Zoom from your front room – anywhere!

15th, 22nd, & 29th November. 9:30am – 11:30am UK time. Click here to check your timezone.

Our online training programme consists of three interactive Zoom sessions, plus a 1:1 session with course leaders to focus entirely on you and your work. You can attend from anywhere with an internet connection. You’ll also receive a discount code for Figurenotes resources, which you can use on anything from stickers to a software subscription.

Each interactive session lasts 2 hours. There will be opportunities to meet and collaborate with fellow music educators, to discuss your student’s specific needs, and workshop relevant solutions that you can take away with you. Alongside these interactive sessions, you’ll be guided through activities to help you apply Figurenotes to your own working practice.

The groups will be kept small to allow full participation from everyone, ensuring you get valuable feedback from your peers and the course leaders. You should finish this training with resources you can use straight away and a good idea of how to progress your work further.

For all music educators and practitioners. Invigorating CPD from the experts at Drake Music Scotland, the leading organisation in inclusive music. Incorporate Figurenotes into your music teaching practice 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.

Our training is designed for music teachers, practitioners, community musicians, music therapists, and instrumental teachers. If you aren’t sure about the level of basic music knowledge required and whether this training is for you, please get in touch for some guidance and we’d be happy to help.

Complete the booking form on this page, then click the ‘book now’ button below to pay for your place via our online shop. Here you can either pay by PayPal, credit/debit card, or request an invoice. Refunds cannot be made for non-attendance. If you would like to send a purchase order, please email these to

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To access a student discount of £50 please email us with your institution and course after completing the booking form. We will send you a code to use at checkout. Funding is also available via the YMI CPD Fund (full time students are not eligible)