13 March 2012

Trefoil Award

An award of £7000 from Trefoil is enabling us to launch a new initiative which will give 30 children with physical and learning disabilities aged between 8-15 the opportunity to learn how to play, compose and perform music.

From August to December 2012, Drake Music Scotland will run three new Figurenotes Lunchtime Clubs at three Schools in Scotland at which children will learn how to play musical instruments such as keyboards and guitar independently using Figurenotes notation.

Figurenotes is a notation system developed in Finland which has proven successful in enabling children and adults with learning disabilities to read music. It uses a simple system of coloured shapes instead of conventional musical notes which players match up with identical stickers placed on keyboards or guitar finger boards.