North Wood

Keynote Specialist, Live Musical Entertainment

North Wood has worked with world famous Grammy Award winning talents including Barbra Streisand, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Placido Domingo, Itzhak Perlman, Patti Austin, Herb Albert, Kristin Chenoweth, Henry Mancini, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, Randy Newman, Toni Braxton Marvin Hamlisch and many more  He has performed as concertmaster under John Williams, performed on the soundtracks to academy award winning movies and has performed with nationally recognized music ensembles.  North Wood has given keynote presentations to major corporations and associations including TRW, New York Life, Century 21, Kaiser Permanente, Litton Aero Products, California Association of Realtors, Association of Legal Administrators, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom LLP, National Association of Purchasing Management, Alabama Travel Council, O. J. Realty and Investment Co., International Association of Administrative Professionals, Women’s American ORT, Murad, Association of California Nurse Leaders, Florida Health Care Association, Wisconsin Assisted Living Association Executives, New Mexico Heath Information Management Association and many more.  Because of the nature of the subject matter, his presentations are easily customized to fit any theme without loosing the core of his message.  North Wood is a published author.  His book, “How To See Beauty In Life” published by Anaphora Literary Press can be purchased on this site.  North is also a member of the Mended Hearts volunteer organization which council heart patients who have undergone or are about to have heart surgery.

After having won numerous awards and competitions, North Wood, at the age of twenty-three, won the concertmaster position (1st chair) of the YMF Debut Orchestra conducted by world renowned conductor and motion Picture composer, Lalo Schifrin (Mission Impossible, Mannix, The Three Tenors).  This honor placed him in the upper echelon of top college level instrumentalists in the western region.  Since then he has won competitions, performed major violin concertos with symphony orchestras, performed and recorded with Grammy Award winning artists, performed on the soundtracks to Academy Award winning movies, performed on the soundtracks to over two hundred major motion pictures and has hosted his own television program discussing his techniques regarding the nature of talent and achievement. 

A Few Words From North

North Wood: Keynote, Banquet & Luncheon Specialist, Live Musical Entertainment“Mastering the mental and physical skills required to become an accomplished violinist has lead me to a clear understanding of what techniques work and which do not .  I use only the techniques that have been proven successful through first hand experience and through the experiences of those I have helped.  These universal methods apply to all jobs and skills. The people who attend my presentations will not only have a clear understanding of what it takes to reach their goals, but will also leave with down to earth practical techniques that will reinforce this philosophy and bring into their daily lives tangible and physical results. As a professional violinist for over thirty years, I also know of the failures and disappointments on the road to success.  I believe that for one to achieve true success on all levels, there must be a broad and comprehensive understanding of exactly what to expect on the journey and how to deal with failure when it inevitably occurs.  Many people give up too soon because they have not been prepared for these disappointments.  I believe that knowledge is the greatest “technique” of all.”

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What Audiences Are Saying About North Wood

“This kick off presentation was awesome.  Really hit home and spot on.  Very inspiring and unique. Great show! Thank you!”

“Thank you for North.  He touched our hearts and souls”

“After working for years with the same residents poor attitudes, I really feel I have a new perspective on how to look at this life job that I love again”

“I loved North Wood.  One of my all time favorite speakers I have ever heard at any conference I have ever attended.  Have him back for a full day please!”

“Mr. Wood was truly astounding in his presentation and his music was like none I have ever heard.  I could have listened to him for days.”

“Outstanding! Allowed me to think outside the box and reflect amidst very effective musical interludes.  I loved this!  North was also very inspirational and thought provokingThanks for the opportunity.”

“BEAUTIFUL violin music – soothing to the soul and so evident he has found his calling and passion to inspire others to greatness.  Loved it!”

“Great idea bringing in North Wood. He was very sincere and compelling!”

“Excellent speaker!”

“Amazing music – great inspiring message”

“Excellent presentation!!”

“I really enjoyed his balance with presenting and music .  It was a nice way to end the day as his music was so therapeutic and lovely.  He was different from your traditional presenters and I really liked that!”

“North Wood shared his insight and talents with us.  He reminded us that success is a feeling, not a resume.  We should remember to appreciate the miracles that take place in our lives each day.  He was a great speaker.”

“Wonderful, inspiring!”

“What a wonderful speaker and insight in how to reach goals”

“Great life experiences relating to our jobs”

“It was absolutely excellent and I will take home the information and use it”


“Thank you for such a profound experience.  Exceed the highest rating on the evaluation sheet”

“Oh my god!!”

“I loved his presentation.  I could have listened to his information all day!  Motivating, inspiring and happy”

 “Wonderful, amazing, uplifting.  I loved this session”

“Awesome program, beautiful music, very inspirational”

“Excellent – what stuck with me was the similarity between what our speaker does and what we do”

“Fresh, invigorating and stimulating approach to traditional concepts.  Some interesting down to earth and well focused new concepts”

“Excellent speaker, excellent musician”

“Exceeded expectations, wonderful, inspiring”

“Well organized and the opening speaker was fitting and fantastic”

“Very motivational, and wonderful presentation style.”

“Loved the music and humor”

“Wonderful!!! Great combination of insightful messages as well as an amazing concert.  Thank you!”

“The music was beautiful”

“Very inspirational!”

“Content and music outstanding”

 “I have been attending these conferences for thirty years and this was the best presentation I have ever heard”

“Wonderful presentation!  Enjoyed the music with the talk.  I left energized and ready to take on the world.”

“Great show. Very thought-provoking”

“To say it short and sweet, some great advice and good direction backed up with lovely music. It doesn’t get better than this!”

“He was the highlight of the entire conference”

“He was great”



“Great musician and speaker”

“North Wood was just what I needed to hear. North reassured I was doing things right and his professional affirmation made me feel great!”

“What a pleasant way to approach the importance of goal-setting. Enjoyable and beneficial”

“Refreshing “new” concept in delivery of this message”

“Great music and inspiration”

“Listening to his music made me so happy”

“Very inspirational, gave practical techniques on visualization, reaching goals”

“Thank you for reminding us not to be so serious all the time and to remember to have joy every day”

“Beautiful musical performance”

“Life = balance = great. Beautiful”

“He had a cute personality, Very talented”

“He was a dynamic speaker.  The addition of music and metaphors were helpful and motivating.”

“Powerful message and powerful techniques.  Loved how he incorporated the violin into his teaching.”

“Beautiful, thank you”

“I loved this speakers engagement with the audience!”

“Loved him”

“I just closed my eyes and let my mind go. It was such lovely music”

“It was awesome!!”

“Absolutely enjoyed the integration music with teaching, specifically his own life experience.”

“Great music

“You set the pace for a wonderful conference and gave me the morale boost I have needed for a long time so, Thank You! You are a very inspirational speaker and a wonderful violinist.”

“North Wood was very knowledgeable – loved this music and words.”

“I just loved it”

“That was a wonderful and refreshing presentation

The topic was a wonderful choice and we are grateful that his presentation did not mimic the ones we’d seen in the years prior!”

“Absolutely loved the violin!”

“The music created such a calming environment”

“I was fortunate to attend the North Wood presentation. Please except my complete congratulations on such a wonderful speaker choice. I enjoyed the speech along with the musical selections. Thank you for the delightful experience”

“The music made me smile”

“Thank you for playing for lunch”

“He brings a breath of fresh air”

“Everyone loved you so much”

“To me your music was “Heavenly”

“A new and fun way of doing a presentation”

“It was a true pleasure”

“You must bring him back”

“Excellent speaker, excellent musician”


North Wood

Telephone: (323) 255-6626