Louise believes everyone can make music (psst… check out her blog for more!). From private lessons to virtual music creation workshops and lectures, Louise teaches through experiential learning so that students learn and understand through doing. Sought after for her work in music creativity, she specializes in participatory music making for amateurs of all ages and abilities.
Affiliations and funding:
Culture in Schools
Passeurs de rêves, Culture pour tous
For a taste of Louise’s work, see Message in a Bottle, a virtual participatory workshop in sound and visual arts:
Using zoom as a window into each other’s experiences, the Message in a Bottle sound and visual art workshop encourages us to observe and listen to our surroundings through contour drawings and games. This workshop was designed and facilitated by Jessica Houston, Guillaume Jabbour and Louise Campbell, hosted in ArtistsInspire’s Youth & Family interactive online workshop series in Spring-Summer 2020.
Thoughts on remote learning:
Comments from teachers and students:
“After a long year of learning the rules it was so refreshing for my students to finally begin to play music from the heart. This workshop helped students crawl out of their shell and begin to explore music in a new and exciting way. As a teacher, I learned a lot from this experience as well, finding innovative ways to continue to involve my reluctant learners in music class while also giving gifted students a new musical platform to shine upon. This experience has truly helped us all to love music more! Thank you!!” Dave Arless, Music Specialist, St. John Fisher Senior Elementary School, Pointe-Claire Qc
“It was fun!” Sec III student (Autism spectrum)
“This experience opened up my eyes to the creativity and originality involved in this area of music. My perspective on improvisation has changed drastically and I loved the workshop!” Secondary V student
“Bravo! My students were totally satisfied with their experience with you! THANK YOU for coming to our corner of the country to share your expertise!” Marie-Claude Rail, Music Specialist, École Manikoutai, Sept-Îles Qc
“It was wonderful to see my band students gain quick confidence with using improvisational techniques, especially since some of them are otherwise shy. Louise’s approach to improvising on various elements, even while maintaining the overall melodic structure was easy to follow and impressive to hear. The effect of group improvisation was very impressive…. the countless possibilities for the outcome empowered the students: they couldn’t be wrong, provided they followed their pre-determined ‘rules’…. I was impressed with their zeal to make it their own.” Susan Strunc, Music Specialist, Lindsay Place High School, Pointe-Claire Qc