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Washington, DC-based kindie (kids + indie) band Marsha and the Positrons play fun clever songs about science and how the world works with positive social messages!

". . . among the Washington area's most creative and distinctive" children's musicians.
— The Washington Post

"...jazz-flavored, poppy rock sound..."  — National Parenting Products Awards

“DC rocker who takes an occasional jazzy turn."— Kathy O'Connell, Host of WXPN Kids Corner

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Marsha Goodman-Wood, a former cognitive neuroscientist (!), and the Positrons...serve up science with an infectious rock ‘n roll beat."  "Woven throughout with humorous asides, the songs offer uplifting messages, too."
— Lynne Heffley, Parents' Choice 

"Marsha and the Positrons latest album does a superb job of combining science with clever lyrics and playful music. Kids and adults will find this album both entertaining and educational."
— Elena Epstein, director of the National Parenting Product Awards

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LIVE at Wolf Trap: The Ore Song by Marsha and the Positrons (feat. Ayanna Gallant, David Strauss & David Durst), 6/28/22  

LIVE at Wolf Trap: The Penguin Song by Marsha and the Positrons (feat. Ayanna Gallant, David Strauss & David Durst), 6/28/22  

Marsha's Bio

Marsha and the Positrons specialize in fun songs about science and how the world works with positive social messages, and feature Ayanna Gallant, Jon Guo, and David Durst!  Marsha Goodman-Wood leads the DC-based kindie band, and is a former cognitive neuroscientist, as well as an award-winning songwriter, known for her clever original songs mixing science facts with messages about kindness and friendship. Her music has won a Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Award, a National Parenting Products Award, and various songwriting awards. Marsha and the Positrons songs are playful, educational, and entertaining for kids and grown-ups!

Marsha is also a teaching artist with Arts for Learning Maryland and Wolf Trap Maryland and has taught various music classes for babies and toddlers, as well as music and drama for preschool and elementary students. She loves singing jazz & blues standards, has written and directed two musicals for preschool and elementary students, and sometimes draws on her neuroscience training giving talks on music and the brain. Marsha always brings positive energy and playfulness to the stage and classroom, and loves to inspire curiosity about science through her music!

Phone: 202-246-6688

Notable Venues

Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

The Chrysalis at Merriweather Post

National Botanic Gardens

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

Maryland Science Center

Port Discovery Children's Museum

Long Island Children's Museum

The Bronx Zoo (NY)

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

The Avalon Theatre (Washington, DC)

Jammin' Java

Busboys & Poets (DC, MD & VA)

Boogie Babes at Eastern Market, Union

     Market & Atlas Performing Arts Center

Georgia Avenue Open Streets Festival (DC)

Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival (DC)

Annapolis Arts & Crafts Festival (MD)

Taste of Annandale (VA)

Summerfest Family Theater (Frederick, MD)

Fairfax County Arts in the Parks (VA)

Town of LaPlata (MD)

Town  of Gaithersburg (MD)

Town of Vienna (VA)

City of Takoma Park (MD)

Kids ROC (Woodstock, VA)

Friendship Heights Village (MD)

Petworth Jazz Project (DC)

Maryland STEM Festival

Affiliated Organizations

Marsha performs for hospitalized children, senior living communities, and other at-risk groups in connection with:

TAFFY Presents   ●   Pickleberry Pie   ●   Music Mends

Marsha is a member of:

The Recording Academy  ● ASCAP  ●  Kindiecomm  ● 

The Children's Music Network  ●  The Indie Collaborative  ● 

Songwriters Association of Washington

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