- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 9+
- Teaching since:
As a music lover, I have been a curious student. Starting at the age of five, learning general music and singing, learning piano from a private teacher at the age of nine, concert band (French horn) all throughout junior and senior high school, and guitar.
I began teaching at the age of seventeen, in 1985 at a music school in Des Moines, Iowa. I have continued on teaching at other music studios and now teach at my own home studio.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Very kind and understanding when it came to the lessions. I have issues with my hands and he showed me ways to hold my guitar and still be able to play. I loved working with Russell and hope to have more lessions from him.
I took lessons with Russell for several years. He's a great instructor who always gave great lessons and got me involved with several opportunities outside the classroom to grow my abilities!
Knowledgeable, credible, experienced, caring and has a desire to share his expertise in piano and guitar with others. I would highly recommend Russell Nollen as a private music instructor.
Russel was great. I was having trouble with maintaining the rhythm of the finger-picking of Puff the Magic Dragon. Russel identified the problem and helped me to work through it. I can play that song well now, thanks to his guidance. He’s a natural teacher.+ Read More