This ‘ears on’ workshop will assist you to bring a love and appreciation of all kinds of music to your students. During this workshop teachers will rediscover the importance of listening while developing new skills, resources and ideas for bringing exciting listening activities to their classrooms. Listening to music regularly will assist students to make discerning choices, to appreciate various aspects of styles and to be able to recreate sound combinations. Active and skilled listening will help students in every aspect of music – composition, performance, aural and musical knowledge. Having great listening skills also gives your students transferable skills into all other subjects and will aid the development of their own music style. In our active classrooms, we can feel pressured to have students creating or making music all the time rather than opening their ears to new and exciting music.