Rob Lutes

>Rob Lutes

Rob Lutes

Music & Sound

Contact Info

Website address
Resides in
Lester B. Pearson

Social Media

Experience working with

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

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

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life

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

School board areas you are available to work in

  • Central Quebec - Quebec City & Environs
  • Central Quebec - Rural/Regional Schools
  • Eastern Townships
  • English Montreal
  • Kativik School Board
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay Valley
  • Riverside
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Lanaudiere
  • Sir WilfridWilfrid Laurier – Laurentian
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)

Travel

  • 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.

My work is based on the idea, learned through many years as an artist, that creativity flourishes within constraints. Asked simply to write a song, kids may balk. Asked to do so in 20 minutes and to involve certain items, images or words, for example, kids have to suspend self-judgement and create. And they usually surprise themselves with wonderful creations they are inspired by and proud of.
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