On the Couch with Woody

Woody AAR On the CouchWho is Woody?
Woody is a children’s musician, teacher and dad. He loves to foster music in his own children. His 12 year old daughter is working on her EP. Woody has a mobile ukulele school, and travels around the country with his Alley Cat Hercules.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Quit the day job and work in the children’s music genre full-time.

Who inspires you and why?
I enjoy watching the progress of Lah Lah and how she has built her audience. What a great artist and business woman!

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Remove devices from children and replace them with ukuleles.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I love the Flinders Ranges in outback South Australia. This was a childhood family destination and holds a special place in my imagination.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Melbourne is a music capital with so many world class musicians. You can see a live band any night of the week!

What are you currently reading?
Audience: Marketing in the Age of Subscribers, Fans and Followers [Jeffrey K. Rohrs]

What are you currently listening to?
The Beatles.

Happiness is?
A hard day’s work followed by a relaxing drink and sharing music with family and friends.

What does the future hold for you?
Developing our full Ukulele Kids project and getting ready for release – this includes the live show, album and the e-course for children to play along to our ukulele program: Happy and You Know It and Apple is my Favourite Fruit. Beyond that I am always juggling the work/life balance, learning to enjoy just “being” – spending time with kids and in nature. Yet, my creative and musical direction will continue to be channeled through my work with Woody’s World and Ukulele Kids. This is my passion and purpose – to show that the world can be a fun, safe, and musical place for children, and to inspire the next generation of music-makers.

Woody presents The Ukulele Kids Show at the Gasworks Arts Park: 25 – 27 September  – as part of the 2018 Melbourne Fringe. For more information, visit: www.melbournefringe.com.au for details.

Image: Woody (supplied)