Heidi Swedberg

Heidi Swedberg is passionate about people, which is why she loves the ukulele—the people’s instrument! Encouraging all ages to engage and connect through music, she teaches, writes, lectures, and performs for the youngest children to older adults. Born in Hawaii, Heidi received her first ukulele from the Easter Bunny when she was 5 years old. Heidi has helped start uke programs across the globe, from Los Angeles libraries to schools in Mexico to orphanages in Haiti. She has been a performer for more than 30 years, working in music, film, and television, and is a contributing editor for Ukulele magazine, where she writes about community and connectedness. She collaborates with her husband, Daniel Ward, on recordings and instructional books, including ’Tis the Season for ‘Ukulele and Color-Along Ukulele: A Method Book for those Drawn to Play.

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