Parker Swenson

Parker Swenson is a professional drummer and educator in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the Director of Percussion at the prestigious Waterford School in Sandy, Utah, and an Adjunct Professor of Music at Westminster University in Salt Lake City. Since graduating from the University of Utah School of Music in 2018 Parker has been one of the first-call drummers in the state. Parker performs frequently with top musicians including Corey Christiansen, Alan Braufman, Kenji Aihara, David Halliday, and Chase Baird. He was a presenter at the 2019 Jazz Education Network conference in Reno and has given masterclasses at Utah State University, Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley University. He is deeply passionate about percussion and has studied privately with two legendary drummers, Carl Allen and Kenny Washington. Parker is very grateful to be a part of the Canopus family!



Message to CANOPUS

Product (Drum Kit): YAIBA II Bop Kit
I love playing my Canopus Yaiba bop kit. It looks amazing, feels great to play, and sounds good in any tuning register. It is so inspiring to play an instrument that responds instantly with a great tone, and I can't help but just admire how great they look on stage.


Products in use


Yaiba Gray Sparkle Lacquer
18 x 14 BD
10 x 8 TT
12 x 8 TT
14 x 14 FFT
16 x 16 FT

YAIBA II Maple Snare Drum

Yaiba Gray Sparkle Lacquer
14 x 5.5

NV60-M1 Snare Drum

Black Sparkle Wrap
14 x 6.5