I am Kyle Woodruff. You can usually find me in the music room at the Lehi campus.
I am originally from Magna, Utah. I am the oldest of 9 kids and I love my extended family so much that I have moved back home from Arizona to be near them. I started playing the piano before I could walk. By the time I was 3, I was matching the doorbell, microwave, and any other sounds I heard on the piano. We discovered that I have perfect pitch. By age 8, I could play well enough that I began taking organ lessons as well. Soon after, I became the organist for our congregation and I have been serving in that capacity ever since, no matter where I have lived.
I began picking up other instruments beginning with the recorder when I played for the Utah Medieval Festival in the late 1990s. I accompanied stage musicals, choir performances, and special musical numbers throughout high school and have continued to do so. I now play 14 instruments well enough to perform and teach.
I got my Associates of Art degree from the College of Eastern Utah. I graduated with my Bachelor of Music Education degree with Honors from the University of Utah. I have been teaching kindergarten through 8th grade music for five years in Buckeye, Arizona. My favorite part of teaching music is when we get to play “Silly Mr. Woodruff.” That’s where I play or sing a song they are learning with something wrong and the students have to tell me what is wrong and how to correct it.
My favorite music to listen to and perform is Broadway Musicals and Disney Movie Soundtracks. I enjoy playing piano, singing, and working sound in community theater. I have arranged music for two stage musicals, including Draper Theater’s “A Christmas Carol” and “Through Emma’s Eyes” by Jenny McKinney.
My free time interests include playing online games with my friends, helping other people with music challenges, and spending time with my family. My wife plays the cello and sings alto, my son and daughter sing, and my daughter dances on pointe in ballet.