School of Noise

Listen & Play classes for babies and toddlers exploring sound

What School of Noise says

School of Noise – Listen & Play classes support babies and toddlers to develop their listening and musical skills as they begin their journey through the sonic world around them.

During these classes, babies, toddlers and their parents/guardians will be able to listen to lots of different sounds, dance and move, and play music together. The classes include percussion instruments to play on, visual projections, lights and bubbles!

“The School of Noise is one of those ideas that you just KNOW is right: bringing back a sense of wonder & accessibility to music-making. Music is organised noise and organising noise is fun!” — Jarvis Cocker

"We’ve been to a billion baby music classes but I’m struggling to think of another one I’ve enjoyed as much as Listen & Play. If you’re bored of generic rhyme-time sessions, uninspiring teachers and repetitive formats then this one is for you." — Emmy (

"Informative and fun!" — Parent of a 9 month old

Listen & Play is intended to be just as fun and interesting for grown-ups as well as their children. The music played won’t just be traditional children’s songs and nursery rhymes, we play music from a variety of different genres and artists including Brian Eno, Bjork, Kraftwerk, Four Tet, Miles Davis and Delia Derbyshire.

Each class focuses on a theme to which all the sounds and visuals will relate.

Please visit our website or get in contact for more information.


Dan is the founder of the School of Noise and runs workshops for all ages exploring music and the science of sound. He is a musician and has played the violin with lots of artists including Daniel Johnston. In 2020 he became a father for the first time and this has inspired him to create Listen & Play for babies and toddlers.

May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21

Stoke Newington – Sound and music for parents / carers and babies

2 months - 2 years
Contact Details Dan Mayfield T 07792 137 681



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