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Beethoven 9: Active Listening Resource for Secondary Schools

4th May 2020

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust are delighted to announce the launch of a new resource authored by Deputy Head and Head of Curriculum Music, Chris Hiscock. Called “Beethoven 9” it consists of 9 active listening strategies for secondary aged pupils, all based on the music of Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Of particular interest at this difficult time is the fact that a number of the resources have been adapted for “home learning” purposes and can be accessed by pupils working remotely.

A copy of the complete resource and individual activities are available for download from You will find some of the resources in the Home Learning section or the entire set under Curriculum resources.

We are delighted to share this resource with colleagues across the country and hope that you are able to make use of it with your schools.