Patrick Hutchinson

Music & Sound
Specialities: Band, Music Production, Non-fiction writing, Songwriting

Contact Info

Website address
Resides in
English Montreal

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Experience working with

  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2

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

  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

I've received CHSSN Mental Health Initiative training for:

  • Older adults

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
Patrick Hutchinson grew up surrounded by songs, stories and history in Scotland and England; with one ear on the old traditions, and the other on the music of his own time. As an artist, he is motivated by eclectic curiosity and a desire to create art that is both original and reality-based, rooted in tradition but living in the present. As an educator, he is motivated by a desire to share his own experience and enthusiasms, and to encourage others in expressing theirs in creative ways.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Workshop Prospectus: Songs and stories, then and now.
Various composed and traditional songs will be presented and analyzed, in light of their origins and context, and how they reflect the history and society that produced them. How do older songs/stories affect us now, and what are modern equivalents? What will future generations know about us, based on the songs and stories we share?
Students will be encouraged to discuss the material, and share their own perspectives. From this, they will work on creating a song themselves. This can be done individually or in collaboration; and Patrick will be available to consult and assist, both with words and music.
I am always ready to collaborate with teachers and adapt to different situations. Greater emphasis can be put on the traditional/historical material or on the original/creative process, as appropriate.


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