Russell Nollen

Russell N.

Roland, IA
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Lesson Details

Country Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a lover of music, I have strived to learn the most that I can. As an experienced teacher, I strive to provide the best tutoring possible. The learning environment is friendly, encouraging, supportive and paced to the student's abilities.
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Russell teaches



Russell delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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.


Music Teacher
Jun 1985 - Present
Nollen Music Studio


Jun 1984 - Aug 1988
Professional Music Center


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2006

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.

Photos & Videos

Photo by Russell N.
Russell Nollen in Nollen Music Studio

Russell Nollen I - Album cover

Russell Nollen II - Album cover

An introduction to Skype lessons with Russell Nollen
A younger version of myself studying and practicing.

Photo by Russell N.

Guitar Anatomy
Session guitarist demo sampler

4 Reviews

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Meka Sep 18, 2018
Guitar · In studio

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.

Robert F Sep 15, 2018
Guitar · In studio

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!

Tricia Sep 13, 2018
Guitar · In home

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.

Joel Sep 13, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

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.

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