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Philip Hornsey

Performing arts


Philip Hornsey

Philip Hornsey obtained a Bachelor's degree in Music from McGill University where he studied with D'Arcy Gray and Pierre Béluse, followed by a Master's degree from the Université de Montréal where he studied with Julien Grégoire. He has played with a variety of ensembles including Bradyworks, Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, Ensemble Kore and Ramasutra. He has also been busy with his own projects: the Kovalis Duo (piano and percussion), in addition to recording for the National Film Board and the CBC. His musical adventures have taken him across Canada, the United States and Europe.

Proposed approach and type of activities

The World of Percussion.

The aim of the workshop is to enable participants to discover percussion instruments and rhythmic music. Percussion instruments are the most universally played instruments and occupy a central place in the music of several countries. The artist would like to present percussion instruments to students, show them the variety of instruments that exist around the world, and use these instruments to guide musical creativity. By way of percussion, the artist invites young people to discover and create their own sound world. Students will be encouraged to participate throughout the workshop. They will have the opportunity to play the instruments themselves and to participate in the creation of a sound environment by imitating the sounds of birds and storms. Through the integration of simple musical games, participants will be called upon to create a percussion symphony.

Examples of activities

  • Discovery of percussion instruments from various countries.
  • Introduction to the pulsation concept by learning a Brazilian Samba.
  • Special project according to the specific needs of the school (preparation of a performance for example).

Special conditions

For information

Philip Hornsey
Phone : 514 831-3480
Fax : 514 528-7347
Email :

Subject to taxes (GST, PST)



Kindergarten, Primary 1, Primary 2, Primary 3, Primary 4, Primary 5, Primary 6, Secondary 1, Secondary 2

Available in

Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Capitale-Nationale, Centre-du-Québec, Estrie, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Laval, Mauricie, Montérégie, Montréal, Outaouais

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