Kids Workshops

Rodney received an Ontario Arts Council grant in 1981 to work with native students at Mine Centre Public. Since then he has visited over twenty reserve schools throughout Northwestern Ontario. He has also performed and conducted workshops in larger city schools through various school programs such as Mariposa in The Schools, Prologue to The Performing Arts, Depot Outreach [Minnesota] and Learning Through The Arts.

After a few years of songwriting workshops, Rodney gathered some of the best songs and recorded them on two highly successful children's albums - Wishes Dreams and Giants and We Have A Song To Sing.

Rodney just completed a project called "Local History In Song". The project was funded by the Ontario Arts Council's 'Artist In Education' program and took place in seven schools in Thunder bay and surrounding region.

Presently Rodney is involved in the Learning Through The Arts Program. The program is designed to assist teachers in teaching Ontario's Curriculum. Over the last three years, Rodney has developed lessons to teach subjects such as Math, Science and History through musical activities. The program, funded by the Royal Conservatory of Music and local schools boards, has Rodney visiting many elementery grades throughout Northwestern Ontario.

To coincide with the recent release of Rodneys historical fur trade album, The Big Lonely, Rodney is developing a fur trade school show for the 2004/05 school season.