First Church Somerville UCC
First Church Somerville UCC

Greg Woodsbie

Music Director

Greg is a pianist, passionate teacher, and amateur philosopher/theologian. A native of Foxborough, MA, Greg attended Foxborough High School and received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wisconsin. He is a musician who steadfastly holds to Duke Ellington's comments about genre ("There are two kinds of music: good and bad!"), and as such, has studied classical music, jazz, salsa, musical theatre, Ghanaian drumming/dancing/singing, sacred choral music, rock, and more. Primary teachers include Stephen Massey, Steve Lajoie, Fred Strum, Anthony Padilla, Dane Richeson, and Nani Agbeli. Greg is a dance accompanist for the Boston Ballet School and Dean College, and has been a musical director for Dean College theatre productions.

He has two sons and a wonderful wife who is currently studying architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. Greg loves the Book of Job, assiduously picking through the details (of most anything), and afro-cuban folkloric music.

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