Louise Campbell

Music & Sound
Specialities: Band, Choir, Improvisation, Music Production, Nature-focused art, Outdoor Art-making, Podcasting, Soundscapes

Contact Info

Website address
Resides in
English Montreal

Social Media

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
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

I've received CHSSN Mental Health Initiative training for:

  • Youth
  • Children & Pre-teens
  • Older adults

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • Yes

I have experience working with

  • Culture in Schools, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Passeurs de rêve

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
Everyone is an artist! I lead music, sound, and multidisciplinary arts from early childhood education to adult education in-person and online. As a teaching artist, I use the arts to encourage students' sense of wonder, understanding of themselves and their experiences, and engagement in the world. I tailor each project to the interests of teachers and students, needs of schools and equipment available (use of found objects, acoustic instruments and digital music production possible).

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

The key to a creative process is have fun, build trust and start from individual experience. I teach through experiential learning so students learn and understand through doing.
Projects include:
Improvisation with band and orchestral instruments
a. How-to's: jamming online
b. Recording and sharing audio
Recycle orchestra
a. Exploration of materials and listening games
b. Construction of instruments using 2-3 pieces from the recycle bin
c. Creation: we play!
Message in a Bottle
a. Observations of sights and sounds in environment
b. Collaborative composition of a music video
Podcast production
a. Field recordings of stories and sounds using call phones
b. Editing using free online apps
To hear podcast series featuring EMSB adult students with severe physical disabilities, go to: https://soundcloud.com/user-500169000
To hear the radio drama November Storm, written, recorded and mixed by students in the Magdalen Islands go to https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1473230403718)

One-Day Event Description

Choose Your Own Adventure! An interactive music demonstration with Louise

"Featuring soloist Louise Campbell playing clarinet and loop pedals, this interactive demonstration will invite students to dive into the imaginative world of creating music live. Students will be invited to 'Choose Their Own Adventure' with Louise by providing input on what she plays and how, with the goal of expanding students' emotional vocabulary and response to music. Building on this, Louise will play pieces from her debut solo album Sources: Music inspired by the St. Lawrence River.

The demonstration will be followed by an artist talk in which students can ask all their questions, from 'what do those pedals do?' to 'where do your ideas come from?' and 'how do you make a career in music?'.

Content will be adapted to be age appropriate. Elementary school students will respond to music through drawing. High school events will feature an brief introduction to making music with technology, and an opportunity for select students to try Louise's gear."

31-60 students per group

Multimedia Links (copy paste web address into your browser to view):

Ideally, two classes of close to the same grade would be paired for one interactive demonstration and artist talk (e.g. Gr. 3 and Gr. 4, or Gr. 10 and Gr. 11), to a maximum of 50 students.


Creating imaginary landscapes inspired by students' observations of what they see and hear in nature
Perspectives of (Lindsay) Place. Music & visual arts project co-led with visual artist Jessica Houston, Lindsay Place High School Gr. 9 class


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