Niko Sward is the Music Teacher and one of the Wellness teachers at Fusion Academy Lincoln Park. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Music in Performance, with primary emphasis on Classical Guitar. He has been giving private guitar lessons to students of all ages since 2008. He worked as the Chicago Regional Director for FineArtsMatter, an after school music program for elementary schools, where he taught piano and guitar in group and private lessons for over two years. He also works at WXRT as a board operator and promotions coordinator on the weekends. Niko is from Virginia, and now resides in Rogers Park where he loves to go to the beach with his dog, George. He also enjoys hot sauces, going to concerts, and making homemade pizza.