“It has been so awesome! Having fun just reminded me to be using Figurenotes more. Loved it all!”

“Renewed enthusiasm with new ideas and different ways of working. Excellent day. Great fun. Well done!”

“Thank you so much for a brilliant and inspiring day! Loads of questions answered. The presenters were great!”

We had an absolute ball at the Music Teacher’s Toolbox on Saturday 25th March. Thank you to all those that travelled from across the world to be with us. The record for most miles travelled firmly lies with our Australian participant.

During these CPD days, we like to solidify what we’ve learned throughout the course in a big play-together at the end. This group played a cracking rendition of Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Are Made For Walking, with everyone trying all the instruments available, from bass guitar to keyboards, ipads to percussion. This will be made available through the Resource Base, for those that couldn’t make the course. We whizzed through some Ray Charles, a bit of Stand By Me, and even managed to slip in The Police during a mash-up.

Fiona Sharp showed us how to move from Figurenotes to standard notation, bring creativity and fun into the process. Emma Lines helped bring numeracy into our music lessons by exploring pulse and rhythm, with repertoire from BBC Ten Pieces. Lauren Clay led a hands-on session, walking everyone through the Figurenotes software to enable them to make their own resources. All of this was topped off by rhythm games, which got very silly indeed (sheep noises galore), forming Figurenotes bands, and more.

Feedback has been wonderful, as always. Remember to save the date for the next edition of Music Teacher’s Toolbox. The next one will be Saturday, 18th November 2017. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to find out when booking opens. We always get fully booked, so make sure you get your place before they all get snapped up. Everyone on the waiting list for March 25th will have the opportunity to book first for the November date.

Thanks to everyone that came and made it such an enjoyable day. Remember that lots of the resources will be available to download from the Resource Base.


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