Strathclyde University Figurenotes Partnership

Future primary teachers are being introduced to Figurenotes in an exciting new partnership with Strathclyde University School of Humanities which will further extend use of the inclusive music notation in schools across Scotland.  150 students who are all on the Primary PGDE course took part in an Expressive Arts Day at Jordanhill Campus which included an introduction to Drake Music Scotland’s programme, an explanation of Figurenotes notation and participatory creative exercises using tuned percussion.

The partnership will also include mapping research carried out by Senior Lecture Charles Byrne who will examine the use of Figurenotes in a variety of different settings throughout Scotland.

“This is a key partnership for the development of our Figurenotes project. The notation has clear potential for enabling non-music specialists to deliver simple participatory music sessions with their pupils” says Drake Music Scotland Artistic Director, Pete Sparkes.


Drake Music Scotland’s Figurenotes project is supported by Creative Scotland and the Esmèe Fairbairn Foundation.