In Longman's Common Mistakes in English Grammar Practice, 6th Ed. by T.J. Fitikides (2002), at #251 the author recommends using make a noise instead of make noise. The example sentences go like this:
Don't say: I told them not to make noise.
Say: I told them not to make a noise.
As it's a negative sentence, why not use any instead of a, i.e. I told them not to make any noise(s). Is it wrong to say to a couple of noisy students in the hallway for example, Don't make any noise(s)?
I've looked up the word noise and it's both count and non-count properties In the context that I made above which one is correct or more common:
Don't make any noise.
Don't make any noises.
Don't make a noise.
Don't make noises.