Marsha Goodman-Wood

Marsha Goodman-Wood

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Marsha and the Positrons play fun songs about science & how the world works, with positive social messages! Their shows are playful, educational, and entertaining for kids and grown-ups.

Featuring Marsha Goodman-Wood (lead vocals & acoustic guitar); Wardell Howell (bass); Ayanna Gallant (vocals, percussion & trombone); Chelle Fulk (violin); and David Strauss (lead guitar), they always bring their positive energy to the stage! Kathy O’Connell, host of WXPN Kids Corner, calls Marsha a “DC rocker who takes an occasional jazzy turn” and says their record, Positronic, a follow-up to Marsha’s solo effort, Gravity Vacation, features “some terrific collaborations with other kindie folk.” A winner of a Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Award, Positronic has won praise and songwriting awards for its clever lyrics, positive messages, and catchy sound. The Washington Post calls Marsha and the Positrons "...among the Washington area's most creative and distinctive" children's musicians. According to the Baltimore Fishbowl, "talented/celebrated/scientifically astute yet adorably warm and amusing...Goodman-Wood has a reputation for getting kids up and dancing.” The Kids Can Groove music blog calls Marsha “a ninja in disguise…who makes music for clever kids with sharp imaginations and active minds brimming with curiosity…As a songwriter, Marsha brings her educational background and combines it with her experience as a music and drama teacher as well as her role as a mom of three.”

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