Rob Lutes

Music & Sound

Contact Info

Website address
Resides in
Lester B. Pearson

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Experience working with

  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5

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

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • Yes

I have experience working with

  • Ottawa Blues in Schools Program, Artwill Studio, Festival Blues sur Seine Blues in Schools Program, Mantes-la-Jolie, France, Learn Quebec (extensively)

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
I am a professional singer-songwriter with eight albums and an extensive touring history in Canada, the US and Europe. I have given songwriting and music workshops in schools since 2000, and have developed extended programs with schools and worked with a number of groups.
I teach songwriting and creativity, helping young people bypass their own internal critic to allow themselves the joy of creation. Over the years, I have developed techniques that inspire, engage and empower youth.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

I enjoy working with kids and youth of all ages, and I know the value of songwriting and creativity. I also know the value of understanding a bit of the history of western popular music, through the blues, which is the root of most styles we listen to today.

I use a bit of history to enter the world of songwriting. As we explore both, I work to keep students highly engaged in whatever activity we are doing. I keep the segments short and focused and I ensure we share our creative work with each other. We enter a zone where we are free to express ourselves and we support others in that activity. This activity is suitable for students from grade 3 to CEGEP.

I also offer a series of four workshop entitled "4 Melodies, 4 Moments - A Selective History of Popular Music" which explores four key songs from the past in the context of their musical and cultural history, and serves as a fascinating introduction into the history of Western popular music.
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