Lance Russell
Dallas, TX
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Lance Russell

Lance R.

Dallas, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My strong background in Vocal Pedagogy includes a working knowledge of the anatomy of the vocal mechanism and the acoustical physics of sound production. These fundamentals can be applied for significant and often immediate improvement in sound quality both in sing and in spoken word. Targeted diagnosis of the issues and clear remedies are the name of the game. These lessons are for those that are looking to gain confidence and stamina for presentations at work, or for those looking to overcome speech difficulties.

About Lance R.

Ever been told that you’re "a little pitchy," or that you “just need to give it more support?” Tips like these often leave people frustrated because they don’t actually give anyone a plan for improvement. In my lessons we will focus on real, specific issues, and make sure you have a great plan for rapid improvement of your singing abilities. Whether it’s to increase your confidence at karaoke night or to prepare for your first on stage performance, I can help you find your voice.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide music books during lessons, and sometimes write customized exercises for each student. I expect students to acquire their own sheet music, and to purchase copies of any lesson book I may be using.

*** Specialties ***
Singing is my specialty - I received my BM and MM degrees in vocal performance. My Ph. D is in Music Theory, and my related field is Vocal Pedagogy. I also have experience in Jazz singing, saxophone, and piano.


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8 Reviews
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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
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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
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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
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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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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.


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



Fluent / Native Proficiency


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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