Minute of Listening is a completely free resource, developed to assist and inspire primary teachers of all levels of musical experience and confidence, to find new ways to engage their class in reflective listening and creative thinking.  

Minute of Listening is quick and simple to use and can be delivered in a number of creative ways. There are some ideas to help get you started here.

Since it was piloted in 2011, over 30,000 children have experienced Minute of Listening. Find out more about its impact through reading our independent evaluation, executive summary and teachers’ survey results.


A BIG thank you

Minute of Listening has been developed and supported with the help of some fantastic partners, funders, friends and of course…..children.

So thank you and thanks for listening!


About Sound and Music

Minute of Listening has been developed over the past eight years by Sound and Music, the national charity for new music.

Our mission is to maximise the opportunities for people to create and enjoy new music, and we believe that music, sound and creative listening can have an invaluable impact on all of our lives.

Sound and Music has a wealth of expertise, and works with industry specialists, national organisations, musicologists, educators, composers and musicians to enrich and enhance all of its educational projects.

Sound and Music also runs a number of other projects. These are focused on supporting the teaching and learning of composing by children and young people and their educators.   Follow the links below to find out more about: