Sound Play brings live music to places where families already gather. It introduces children and parents to music making in a way that reduces barriers to access, provides familiarity, reduces inhibitions, and encourages them to continue engaging with music.

We use music as a tool for play, communication, creativity, movement, and emotional development. Through interactions with CLS musicians, children and parents who attend Stay and Play sessions in their local Children and Family centres can experience classical instruments, live music, and guide and join in with music making in their own way.

As part of the project, the CLS team works with the centre’s staff to help them develop their own creative music making and music leadership skills. In this way, at the end of this project they feel more confident to continue music making activities with the families they see every week.