ROD SWANSON: Piano, keyboard, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, bass and guitar teacher - Rod brings with him over 40 years of teaching experience within Manitoba and BC and has worked with the A&D teachers for the past 21 years. He has performed throughout Canada & the U.S. in various venues including TV appearances. Rod has used his unique musical gifts to create arrangements of popular songs for guitar, keyboard and midi instruments. He has a diploma in Electronic Music Technology from the National Radio Institute in Washington, D.C. and completed Grade 10 classical guitar with the Conservatory of Toronto. He has taken additional classical guitar training master classes with well known musicians including Leona Boyd and Norbert Kraft. His Grade 9 Conservatory Organ training was with Richard Grieg and Larry Weckwerth. He has trained with Deanna Tice, owner of Take Note Music Studio in Edmonton and a TMA clinician & educational specialist who trained music teachers across North America, Australia and the UK. Rod rounds out his education with diplomas from TMA Canada.