Art of Listening

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The Art of Listening workshops explore listening skills with hundreds of Primary 7 pupils, introducing them to the idea that music affects our inner worlds. Through ‘focused listening’ exercises which engage the imagination and sense of self, stronger listening skills can be developed.

A professional tenor and accompanist perform for children in a small recital as part of the workshop, giving them a rare opportunity to experience live performance in an intimate setting. Through fun practical drawing exercises, Primary 7 pupils increase their understanding of music and the role they play as listeners.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. It made them realise the importance of listening. The children also realized classical music can be fun and interesting. This was a really good workshop. It was fast moving and involved the children a lot

Teacher, South Morningside Primary

The songs were incredible. I loved drawing what we felt

Pupil, Bruntsfield Primary

I thought it was very good, and it definitely changed my view to classical music.  10/10!

Pupil, Parsons Green Primary

Project supported by Mike Shipley and Philip Rudge