Musical expression is made easy when Woody teams up with the entire audience to play the ukulele together!
The Ukulele Kids Project is the culmination of Woody’s vision to create a generation of young music makers. With the premise that all kids can be musicians, Woody’s work has taken him into schools and remote Indigenous communities, plus an extensive collaboration with his own kids (which saw his daughter win the ACMF School Songwriting Comepetition in 2018).
Ukulele Kids is the synthesis of Woody’s work in the children’s music genre, his 16-year career (as a outdoor, classroom and music teacher) and his passion for family music-making as his mobile ukulele school.
Woody is in high demand as a children’s performer and music education consultant. Collaborating with the Song Room and Regional Arts Victoria in 2019, he is the creative director of Woody’s World -Music for Kids and tours the country with his Mobile Ukulele School. His is also a music producer, mentor, song-writing coach and community arts worker. Woody is an ambassador for family music making and has toured with his family as a 3-generation family band (kids and parents). He has worked with many and varied groups, including private school children, festivals and remote indigenous communities. He has cultivated music with his own children and his daughter was a national award-winning songwriter by the age of thirteen.
As the creative director of Woody’s World and Woody’s Ukulele School, he has collaborated with many prominent artists and community groups. He has coordinated music-based projects, the most notable being the reKINDle Project with over 400 students.
Woody’s World has released Good Morning Kids (2014) and the Good Morning Kids Show. Recent festivals include Moomba, St Kilda Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Adelaide Festival Centre, Wonderland Spiegeltent and the Gasworks Arts Park.