About Gene

Gene SwansonGene is an experienced guitar instructor, performer and composer based in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area of Minnesota.

He has diverse performance experience ranging from Scandinavian folk music to classical, rock, and jazz.

Appearances include: Midwest Country Music Theatre, The Minnesota Governor’s Mansion, and Minnesota Public Radio.


Gene is a founding member, guitarist/composer for the all originals sextet, JP & the Lava Lizards.

Gene offers instruction in Suzuki, classical, and popular styles of guitar.


Contact Gene directly for bookings or other questions.

Gene Swanson