"So Russell, what do you love about music?"
"To begin with...everything."
One of my favorite quotes from my favorite movie, Almost Famous.
I'll spare you the snooze worthy details of my background, which is probably similar to everyone's profile on here. Instead I'll highlight what sets me apart.
Broad Music Style and Interest - On any given day, I can listen to, perform, practice, or play everything from the Beatles to Bach to the Beastie Boys
Extensive Training - I studied with the Principal Harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and have performed with the prestigious Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Focused but Fun - I keep students on task but have a light hearted, humorous approach to teaching.
Communicative - I'm available 24/7 (well, minus the hours I'm sleeping) if you have any questions during your practice during the week. I accept text messages and videos. I support you at all times!
References and Experience - I've been teaching for over 5 years and believe I have a fresh approach to an outdated teaching method.
I maintain a private lessons studio in my home in Scottsdale. I teach harp, piano, and flute lessons.
I was a primary instructor for a local music school and I specialize in piano, flute, and harp lessons.
I am a substitute harp teacher for this great organization which is a music education program with the priority of serving the social and cultural needs of at-risk children in the City of Philadelphia. I have assisted in teaching a group of four young women and helping them prepare for their annual concert.
I made lesson plans for a class of ten 1st grade harp students. I gave weekly lessons individually and as a group to prepare them for their end of year concert. This was through the Harp Pedagogy program at Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland.
I made lesson plans to teach a group of preschool children in a general music class setting.