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Will Stroet, is an award-winning children’s musician, and he inspires kids to be active, healthy, creative and engaged in the world through educational music in English and French.
Will stars in the TV series Will’s Jams airing across Canada on CBC weekday mornings, and in the U.S. on DISH Video-On-Demand and DISH Anywhere. Catchy and kinetic, Will and his Backyard Band perform a high-energy show for young audiences with fun actions and sing-along choruses. Will first discovered his talent for writing children’s music while completing his bachelor of education at the
University of B.C. After releasing his first album in 2005 and playing some community festivals around town, Will knew he had found his calling. In 2009, he took a leave from teaching to pursue music full time, and has performed more than 1,000 shows across Canada.
Will’s five albums of original music in English and French and one DVD have garnered international recognition including a 2011 Kids Music Award, a 2011 West Coast Songwriters Award, approval from the Parents’ Choice Awards, and multiple nominations from the Western Canadian Music Awards, the Canadian Independent Music Awards and Canadian Folk Music Awards. His music is also featured on Putumayo’s compilations, “Kids World Party” and “French Dreamland,” and is on regular rotation online on Galaxie radio and CBC Music. Will is also part of B.C.’s ArtStarts in Schools roster and sits on their board of directors.
Awards & Recognition
2015 Honoured as one of UBC Education’s 100 Alumni
2013 & 2012 SiriusXM Indies Award Nominee
Children’s Artist of the Year
2014 & 2010 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee
Best Francophone Recording
2013, 2011 & 2009 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee
Best Children’s Recording
2012 & 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee
Best Children’s Album
2013 & 2011 Approval from the Parents’ Choice Awards
2011 West Coast Songwriters Award
Oh My My, Hippopotami
2011 & 2012 International Songwriting Competition
2011 Kids’ Music Award
2011 Creative Child Magazine’s Preferred Choice Award