- Teaches students:
- Ages 18+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I have been composing and teaching music for over 30 years. I have a degree in music composition. I am a published composer and songwriter, and was the audio director for a major video game publisher. I teach most styles of music, from classical to jazz, dance, pop, rock and more.
I believe that anyone who has something they want to say can be a great songwriter. I will work with you to improve your lyrics, melodies, chord changes, rhythms and arrangements.
We will write songs together as well as review songs you have written and analyze songs that you admire. I will help you record your songs, whether you want to post them on the internet or pitch them to established artists.
Composer and songwriter for an upcoming musical called 'The Blues (or something like it)'
Writing mostly country and adult contemporary music for myself and other artists.
Responsible for the music and sound effects in most of the internally developed Accolade games during this time, including Les Manley: Search for the King, Altered Destiny, Test Drive III and many others.
Composed and arranged big band music for the July 4th show at West LA college. Dancers from the Downey Academy of Dance performed routines to this music.
Keyboardist and songwriter for the rock band Coda.
Taught pre-K - 6th grade music at this private elementary school.
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.+ Read More
Russell is very kind and has a great deal of experience in songwriting. His style varies through many different genres and I would highly recommend!!
Russell is very patient, knowledgeable in many styles of music and knows his music theory. I highly recommend him!