Lance Russell
Garland, TX
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Lance Russell

Lance R.

Garland, TX
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
If you have a passion for really understanding the heart of how music works, these lessons are for you. I have taught music theory for years, and I have given lectures on musical analysis at numerous international conventions. We can start at any level with these lessons, so if you are a high school student looking for a tutor for your music theory course, or a graduate student preparing for an entrance exam, I can help you succeed.

About Lance R.

Dr. Lance Russell is a Professor of Music offering private lessons online and in the Dallas area. He received his B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of South Florida, and a Ph. D in Music Theory, with a related field in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of North Texas.

Dr. Russell's greatest expertise are as a vocal coach for all styles, and in training general musicianship skills. He also offers lessons and coaching for saxophone, piano, songwriting, and voice therapy.

Dr. Russell offers a comfortable learning environment for students of all levels, from those who have never sung, picked up a saxophone, or touched a piano in their lives, to active performers looking to reach that next level.

*** Specialties ***
Musicianship Skills and Ear-Training
Dr. Russell has years of experience teaching students how to become fluent music readers and to easily navigate difficult musical passages.

Vocal Technique Development
Dr. Russell has specialized training to detect and correct anything that may be getting in the way of a healthy, musical singing sound.

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Sadie I.
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Very patient and kind!! 100% recommend!

Posted Aug 6, 2020
Mark
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Lance has the aura of a true teacher. I was able to feel comfortable around him immediately. After only a few lessons he has provided me with numerous tips and tricks to improve my singing voice, and tailored the class to keep it fun and incorporate music that students select personally. Highly recommend!

Posted Aug 1, 2020
Matt G.
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Lance is a master teacher across a range of skills. He's just as good teaching you to sing an interval as he is suggesting chord progressions or analyzing song structure. At every step of the way, he is patient and enthusiastic, and has concrete, useful ideas about how to get you from A to B.

Posted Jul 23, 2020
Wanda S.
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My granddaughter Selita is 8 years old and eally enjoy learning basic piano theory and practices from Dr. Lance. It's been over a month and I see a tremendous difference in Selita's style with playing the piano. Selita knows beginner music practices as harmony. Dr. L.Russell is great with teaching Elementary Children. I look forward to bringing Selita's sister Ariana aboard in the couple of months.
Ms. Small

Posted Jul 22, 2020
Joji
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awseomest teacher ever

Posted Jun 22, 2020
Caesar
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He was very straight forward instruction.

Posted Jun 15, 2020
Joji
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he is the best teacher ever

Posted Jun 15, 2020
Jim
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Lance was great, very helpful and knowledgable. Can’t wait for next week!

Posted Jun 4, 2020
Olivier F.
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Great first lesson. Looking forward to the next ones.

Posted May 23, 2020
Mihir P.
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Posted Apr 18, 2020
Christie
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What I appreciate the most about coach Lance is his ability to explain the science behind our voices and how we can control or manipulate our airway to hit certain notes/pitch. Although I am just a beginner, I am super excited to see how far I can go with Lance as my coach!

Posted Feb 28, 2020
Robert H.
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Helped ease my nerves and was able to play a G scale. Feel much more comfortable about practicing now

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Abraham -.
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Lance really opens your eyes to different techniques that you would’ve never thought of that make a HUGE difference. Lesson was amazing and I can’t wait to continue working with him. Very comfortable atmosphere also. Loved it!

Posted Dec 7, 2019
Gigi
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Lance has been teaching my 8 year old piano for the last few months, and we love having him in our home. He has a wonderful personality, is punctual, communicative, & great with kids. My daughter told me recently that she wanted to be a music teacher- it’s obvious what a positive impact he’s made with her in such a short amount of time. We are all a big fan and I highly recommend his lessons!

Posted Oct 27, 2019
Mihir P.
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Lance is a remarkably effective teacher. I am a beginner at singing and found lessons with him to be very valuable. He does a great job of intently listening to your current abilities and knowing exactly what drills and exercises will be most helpful to you in order to improve quickly. He is very invested in you meeting your goals. I would highly recommend taking lessons with Lance!

Posted Aug 24, 2019
Roshan
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I came in with no background knowledge of singing, and Lance provided me with a great foundation to get started. He took time to print me off practice sheets, and even would send me videos to help my understanding. I would strongly recommend Lance to anyone that has a desire to improve their singing.

Posted Jul 15, 2019
Amparo
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I have to say that Michael is the best music teacher I ever had. and I have studied music for a long time. He is patient, thoughtful and his music skills are outstanding I recommended him as the best.

Posted Jun 18, 2019
Peter Le
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I am very pleased taking class of saxophone with Michael. This was my third lesson with him. Guess what! I can play a Happy Birth song by memory. He takes seriously to teach me how to read the music and how to recognize major scales. I look forward to learning more from him. I recommend if someone wants to take saxophone lesson, please pick Mike.

Posted Feb 26, 2019

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Experience

Adjuct Faculty
Aug 2019 - Present

Dallas County Community College District

Professor of Music at Dallas County Community College District.

Teaching Fellow
Aug 2013 - May 2016

University of North Texas

As the instructor of record, I managed two undergraduate classes in Aural Skills, courses dealing in sight-singing, ear-training, and musical dictation.

Education

Ph. D in Music Theory
Aug 2012 - Present

University of North Texas

Masters in Music
Aug 2011 - May 2012

University of South Florida

Bachelors in Music
Aug 2007 - May 2011

University of South Florida

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Society for Music Theory
Aug 2012
The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. We construe this discipline broadly as embracing all approaches, from conceptual to practical, and all perspectives, including those of the scholar, listener, composer, performer, teacher, and student. The Society is committed to fostering diversity, exclusivity, and gender equity in the field.
Barbershop Harmony Society
Aug 2008
It’s music in a very pure form created with nothing but human voices coming together to create a rich and satisfying texture that is pleasing to the ears and invigorating to the soul. Barbershop allows you to find your voice and be a part of creating something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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