Daniel Ward & Heidi Swedberg
Growing up in New Mexico meant Daniel was exposed to a wide variety of musical styles, including Mexican mariachi, Spanish flamenco, world music and jazz. As a guitarist, he toured with Dance España, Maria Benitez, Yjastros, and went around the world with Ottmar Liebert.
In 2009 he moved to Hollywood CA, where his partner Heidi Swedberg introduced him to the ukulele. He fell in love with the instrument, and all of the music inside him found a new home on the four strings. His CD El Ukulele is an adventure in what the ukulele can do. For information about his teacher visit his website
Heidi Swedberg is passionate about people, which is why she loves the ukulele. Encouraging others to engage and connect through music, she teaches and performs for all ages, from the smallest children to older adults.
Born in Hawaii, her first ukulele came from the Easter Bunny when she was 5 years old. She has been a performer for more than 30 years working in music, film and television, notably playing the role of “Susan” on Seinfeld.
Currently based in Los Angeles, Daniel and Heidi have helped start uke programs in schools, hospitals, orphanages, churches and libraries internationally, and love making new friends at ukulele and children’s music festivals around the globe.
Together they have recorded two CDs for families, PLAY and My Cup of Tea, and co-authored the method book Color-Along Ukulele available at their website
We are so excited that not only are Daniel and Heidi headlining our children’s festival they are also headlining at our Half Moon event Thursday 16th as part of The Wandsworth Fringe Festival and teaching a number of workshops for us. Thank you to Grand Northern Ukulele Festival – GNUF for getting them over to the UK