"I have done two art projects with Rob Lutes. He is an amazing Teaching Artist."
Deidre Potash, ArtWill Studio, Vaudreuil, QC

 

Rob Lutes has given songwriting, creativity and music history workshops to students, community groups and seniors for more than 20 years. He offers a range of different sessions that inspire creativity and excite interest in the fascinating history of popular music. 

For Quebec educators, there is funding available for Rob's workshops through the government repertoire or through the English Language Arts Network's Artists Inspire grant program. 

Visit either page here:

Rob Lutes - Répertoire de ressources culture-éducation page

Rob Lutes - Artists Inspire page

For more information, contact Rob: roblutes33@yahoo.ca or 514.515.4413 



Testimonials

"Rob Lutes has offered deeply engaging Blues History and Songwriting workshops in partnership with ORA Loss & Living Program to create space for expressing grief, loss and hope. Highly recommended!"
Judy Coffin, Program Coordinator


"We have so enjoyed having Rob entertain, educate and help us revisit those great classic songs that are part of the playbook of our lives, these past two months! Recommended!"
Diane Kyte, Project Officer, English Community Organization of Lanaudiere
 

"I host a couple of coffee houses as well as a house concert series. Needless to say, we have been completely shut down since the beginning of the pandemic. Rob’s series has been such a gift for our patrons, who are starved for music and entertainment. Although several members of our group are quite knowledgeable about music and its history, every session brings new and interesting facts, delivered with Rob’s expert storytelling and performing skills. This activity has helped us maintain our connection and sense of community. Interestingly, not one member of the group has dropped out since enrolling a couple of months ago!"
Isabelle Delage, Host
The Side Door Coffee House
The Tilted Steeple Coffee House

Front Door House Concerts
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“For 90 minutes our students were totally engaged in the presentation. To learn of the origins of the Blues as well as experience the principles of song-writing was a great opportunity. It is not everyday that students get to meet, learn from, and play with such a talented musician. This is the type of enrichment activity that any school would benefit from. Students are already asking, ‘Are they coming back next year?’ We can only hope so.”
Don Walker
Counselor, St Stephen High School 



“In our blues education efforts, we have had the finest Blues in the Schools educators from the U.S. Fruteland Jackson, Guy Davis, Keith Brown and Michael Hawkeye Herman are those first-class specialists who, during the years of our festival, have made musical presentations and lectures at our schools.
Our experience at the latest edition of our festival in November was that Rob Lutes is one of those top specialists. He has an excellent way of relating with the kids. In his one-hour presentation, he succeeded in getting the kids involved in creating a song, from finding the subject, deciding between ideas, finding the words and finally interpreting the brand new song with them. He showed great know-how on how to relate with the students and excite their creativity.”
Jean Guillermo,Vice président, Festival Blues sur Seine, Mantes la Jolie, France



"I think Rob does a great job of laying down the history of the blues by tracing its roots back to the American south - through slavery and its origins in West Africa. Informative and engaging for students of all ages - with a stimulating exercise in songwriting!"
Don Barclay, Community Learning Centre Coordinator, Gaspé, Quebec

"Rob Lutes has the blues running through his veins resulting in a constant celebration of music in all its forms.  Wrapped around his guitar, he delivers a songwriting workshop and a blues history lesson that captures the attention and interest of his audience, resulting in a great workshop of the blues and leaving all with an appreciation for this and other genres of music."
Mable Hastings, Director, Missisquoi North Volunteer Centre