Annette Bauer

Music & Sound
Specialities: Band, Body percussion, Choir, Circus, Historical Perspectives, Improvisation, Music Production, Nature-focused art, Percussion, Soundscapes

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Resides in
English Montreal

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Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • Senior Citizens

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

I've received CHSSN Mental Health Initiative training for:

  • Children & Pre-teens

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • YouthInArts (California, USA)

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
I am a multi-instrumentalist performer, educator, and improviser. I am rooted in early European music, with a specialization on recorders and other historical wind instruments, the world of modal improvisation through classical North Indian ragas, and in the joyful complexity of Brazilian percussion. For 8 years, I toured as a musician with the Cirque du Soleil show Totem. I have taught students of all ages, from early childhood and family music, to specialized courses for semi-professionals.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

The Recorder Spectrum. A broadening of the historical perspective and the creative possibilities on the instrument for students who are already learning the instrument (grade 3 and up, can be adjusted for younger ages). Showcasing of the full recorder family across the historical time periods, practical work on technical aspects on the instrument, including models for elemental improvisation.

Musical Time Travel: introduction to historical repertoire of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, including: modes, inventions of music staff, and origins of Western notation.

Plankton or Current? An approach to improvisatory sound games, cultivating collective awareness of each person's role in the group, and the creative power of sharing in improvisation.

At the heart of it all: music as relationship. Awareness of how soundscapes shape our sense of creative and musical selves. The expressive spectrum from exhilarating, joyful release to nurturing a tender, quiet realm.


Amoroso, 15th century ballo. performed on pipe and tabor by Annette Bauer, June 2023, WestBen, Ontario
improvisation on double recorder, Annette Bauer live at the Sitka Center, Oregon, April 2023


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