Teacher Rod

Teacher Rod founded Top Note Music Academy with Teacher Dan in October 2012.


With a passion for music at an early age, Rod learned how to play many instruments. He graduated with a B.A. degree in Music from Illinois Wesleyan University and has been teaching for over 20 years. He spent over a decade out on the west coast where he not only taught music, but also toured with a band in Southern California and won KaraokeScene magazine’s 2004 Male Vocalist of the Year competition.


In 2012, Rod moved back home to the Chicago area and co founded Top Note Music Academy with Dan Rosa. There, he teaches piano, violin, saxophone, drums and the rock band class. On the weekends you can find him performing with his music duo Simply Sound at many venues in the Chicagoland area. 


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Simply Sound