Welcome

Welcome to Piano Shack, with me, Woody!

I’m a professional musician based in Stockholm.  I run the YouTube channel Woody Piano Shack about piano, synthesizers and music technology.

The goal of this website and my channel is to help you make music.

If you want to learn piano or improve your playing skills and music theory knowledge then I’m here to help.  My free video lessons are a good starting point and I offer private teaching and coaching if you want to go further.

I also provide a variety of professional music, audio and marketing services.

Thanks for visiting, let’s get started!

About

I’m from the UK but moved to Sweden 20 years ago.  Here’s the story of my musical background.

My grandmother was a music teacher so I was fortunate to get an early start when I was about 4 years old.  I was classically trained until my early teens achieving Royal Schools of Music Piano Grade 8.  At that time I realized I could play by ear and entertain my classmates by performing popular hits of the time.

After leaving school I played piano in pubs and piano bars.  My first band was a synth duo called Parallel.  For the next two decades I worked as a keyboard player in several bands playing venues in the South coast of England, London and Stockholm.  I’ve played rock, pop, soul, jazz and blues and it’s been a blast!

In recent years my stage has become YouTube where I share my passion for teaching and inspiring others to play piano and keyboards.

Teaching

I offer online piano and music theory tuition to students all around the world of all ages and abilities. These are one-on-one video calls for musicians who want to improve their playing technique and music theory knowledge.  Each lesson is tailored to your individual needs.

If you prefer, I can be your mentor or coach.  Perhaps you want to teach yourself but need an evaluation of your progress or a motivational push.  I’m here to help.

I can provide music technology training to help you with digital audio workstations, software instruments and effects plugins.

The PIANO INSPIRATION SERIES is my platform for sharing the knowledge I’ve learned during 40 years of playing piano, keys and synth. We cover a variety of topics such as theory and technique, song breakdowns and genres such as pop, blues, boogie, jazz and gospel. The goal is to give you new creative ideas, broaden your repertoire and above all bring a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction to your playing. Please click the banner below for details.

Services

I offer a wide variety of professional music and audio services.

Composing and music production

I can compose and produce music scores for your TV, film and audio-visual productions. I can help you with sound design, mixing and mastering projects.

Session musician

Hire me to play piano or keyboards on your tracks, either in your studio or as an online collaboration.

Marketing and promotion

Let me help you make a video to demonstrate, showcase and promote your brand, product or services.  I have partnered with Korg and Roland plus collaborated on product launches for Yamaha and Native instruments.

You can apply to become an Official Channel Sponsor and in return I will help my audience to learn about your brand, products and services. More information about sponsorship opportunities here.