Linnea Good: Short Bios
Religious Event bio:
Linnea Good is a composer, performer, worship leader, accredited biblical storyteller and Christian educator. Well known in the Canadian church, she has written music for hymn resources around the globe. She and drummer-spouse David Jonsson live in Summerland BC, where they strike an un-balance between Linnea's local and online music teaching, and their work in concerts, conferences, missions and worship animating for the wider Church. The most fun of those ministries is "Ukulele Church" - which combines ukulele learning with bible telling and devotion. She and David have been blessed to travel regularly to India where they have shared in music ministry and biblical storytelling instruction with Christian leaders. Linnea heads the Network of Biblical Storytellers Canada, which hosts an exciting annual festival of telling. She has recorded weekly videos of lectionary-based scripture for an online audience since the first day of lock-down.
a Linnea and David bio
Linnea Good and David Jonsson have been a team in music-making for 2 decades, and each of them in a ministry with children for much longer than that. Linnea's primary calling is to assist people in giving voice to their spirituality. She has been one of Canada's best loved faith singer-songwriters for all-ages. She has a Master of Religious Education degree with a focus on music as tool in Christian Education. David's years of drumming with multi-award winning children's performers Charlotte Diamond and Fred Penner have given him an intuitive feel for song-leading with people of all ages and abilities. Together, David and Linnea gently turn listeners into singers, an audience into a sacred gathering.
a descriptive bio
Linnea Good became a Christian at 12, when she was led to the Fredericton Cathedral to sing in the junior choir. Since then, she has never looked back in her quest to create music and spiritual practices that are memorable, faithful and relevant to multiple ages and styles. Now living in British Columbia, she has written songs that have become contemporary classics, recorded 12 albums, travelled the world with her music, married and had three children with musical partner David Jonsson. While her career journey has taken her down many paths, Good has always set an example by challenging us, through her music and stories, to ask the hard questions of ourselves, and to seek an authentic connection with God.
a community choir bio
Linnea Good is a singer-songwriter and educator, who has worked her entire life in schools, community venues and churches to encourage the freedom of singing in children and adults. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Religious Education degree from Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, with a specialty in education with music as a tool.
Linnea’s piano training was and is through private coaching in the Royal Conservatory of Music programme, with honours/distinction. She has trained in conducting through the BC Choral Federation, has worked in the Orff pedagogical method, has led choirs of children, teens and adults in and out of the Christian church.
She and her drummer/partner, David Jonsson, regularly travel throughout North America to perform. Their latest CDs, “Swimmin’ Like a Bird” and “Momentary Saints”, were nominated Children’s and Gospel albums of the year by a variety of Canadian music associations. Her music is published in song resources around the world. The couple are both members of Charlotte Diamond’s nationally-acclaimed Hug Bug Band for children. They have recently returned from an exciting 2-month family working tour in India.
A Bio for Elementary School children
Linnea Good and David Jonsson are a music team who live in Summerland BC. They write songs and give concerts while they travel all over Canada. Sometimes they travel as far away as New Zealand and Australia, the United States and India.
Ms Linnea is a music teacher. She teaches piano and ukulele in her studio and on zoom.
They are married and have 3 grown-up children. Ms Linnea loves to ride her bike and to sew, and Mr David’s favourite things are to cook and play mandolin - not at the same time.
At 62, Linnea Good has 50 years as a song-leader, 36 years as a professional musician, 28 years as a parent, 23 years as a Summerland-er, and 16 years of never using throw-away paper towels.