Russell Steedle

Russell S.

Los Angeles, CA

About Russell S.

Background check: Last verified 07/09/2016
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Russell teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: January 2000
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

Russell is an incredibly gifted music producer born in Las Vegas, NV. With endorsements and support of major music companies such as Fender and Dean Markley strings, Russell has toured the US opening for National Artists playing for audiences as large as 30,000.

In 2012, Russ inked a deal with Mach 1 Music and learned the ropes of the music industry as a part of a team selling over 19 million records worldwide. Soon after, Russ joined TV/Filmsound powerhouse “Signature Tracks” (signature-tracks.com) through which he has produced over 550 songs for networks such as Disney, MTV, VH1, BET, ABC, NBC, CBS, and many many more

Currently Russ performs with and produces talent from all over the world including Grammy Award winning artists and songwriters The Jackie Boyz, Chart Topping Artist Sean Kingston, Disney's Caitlyn Taylor Love and many more!

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Experience

Music Producer / Owner

Sep 2015 - Present
Skywave Studios (skywavestudios.com)

Currently producing music and writing songs collaboratively with Grammy Award Winning artists & writers The Jackie Boyz (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jackie_Boyz) and co-producer, C Minor for a plethora of musical artists including Sean Kingston, Justin Bieber, American Idol winner Candice Glover, Disney's Laura Moreno, and many more!

Composer

Sep 2014 - Present
Signature Tracks (signaturetracks.com)

Currently composing for this season for all your favorite tv shows!
MTV, VH1, BET, E!, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Espn, Espn2, Lifetime, Discovery, Bravo, Disney, Nickelodeon, FX, TNT, GSN, and more.

Guitar Instructor

May 2011 - Present
Soundscape Music Studios

Private instruction for guitar, voice, theory, and music production

Music Instructor / Owner

Jan 2010 - Present
Seraphim Sound Studios (seraphmsoundstudios.com)

Private instruction for guitar, voice, theory, and music production

Music Producer

Jan 2012 - Sep 2014
Mach 1 Music

Produced and wrote songs for music artists under 19x Platinum Music Producer Eddie Galan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Galan), well known for his work on the High School Musical soundtrack.

Education

Guitar Program

Jan 2000 - Sep 2004
Las Vegas High School

Music Theory

Jan 2000 - Sep 2004
Las Vegas High School

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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17 Reviews on Russell S.

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Edward Oct 5, 2016
Arrangement and Composition · Online
Verified Student
Russ is a truly exceptional individual and very knowledgeable in all aspects of music theory, production and the industry. Not only is he an great at what he does, but he can also relate and impart that knowledge onto others - a skill that is surprisingly rare among high-caliber performers. The price per lesson seems higher than average at first glance, but I feel that the speed and amount of knowledge you acquire per dollar is actually lower than that of other instructors. Really.

He is also active in the industry, so the skills he teaches are current.

I take lessons with Russ online through Skype for EDM production in FL Studio. He is always punctual and promptly communicates if anything comes up. His teaching style carefully balances the need to provide guidance, while allowing freedom for individual artistic development. Every week, I start a composition or track analysis project that applies what I've learned in previous lessons, and I will submit it to Russ to discuss things that went well and things to work on in the future. In this way, you are not just being lectured, but you are actually learning to collaborate with an exceptional musician. I've personally experienced how constant application and feedback facilitates rapid learning.

He certainly is a serious musician, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a fun personality. He is engaging and inspirational.

I would, without reservation nor hesitation, highly recommend Russ to anyone who is interested in professional music production.
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Kirsten Aug 29, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Encouraged and inspired my daughter's love for music. Taught guitar lessons in a fun engaging way that also challenged her creativity. Great teacher!
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Josh Aug 29, 2016
Music Recording · In studio
I really enjoy learning from Russ. He is good at relating things back to a way I can understand and improve. He is so versatile in his music knowledge that I can litterally throw anything his way that I'm curious about and he points me in the right direction. I've taken guitar, bass, vocal, and even production lessons from Russ. By far the most value I have ever got from an instructor. At first I was a little hesitant because of the higher price than others, but when you start noticing that you are learning stuff other teachers had no idea about, it makes sense to pay a little more for the quality you get out of his lessons. Thanks Russ for all the lessons over the last few years! Wouldn't be where I am today without ya!
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Dori Aug 29, 2016
Guitar · In home
Russell was an excellent guitar instructor! He made learning simple and fun. He was always professional and kind. I would highly recommend him!
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Marie Mendevil Aug 29, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Russ is a great instructor. He is patient and determined.
My son absolutely loved his music lessons.
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Sarah Aug 28, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
I've always LOVED guitar... but I NEVER thought that I'd be playing it myself someday! That is until I found my music instructor Russell. I took up keys at first, but I felt this urge to want to learn the guitar. Russell is an awesome instructor, in fact he also taught my 7-8 yr. old (at the time) drums, which she picked up quick. He was always very patient, in fact he always walked in with a smile and a positive attitude, which is really important for parents of kids taking any kind of lessons. Anyway, back to the music, Russell is a multi-instumentalist and a fantastic producer and engineer as well, but I have to say that he is truly one with the guitar... so I was very lucky to learn from a pro but more importantly someone who is truly passionate about teaching. I have applied all the knowledge I've gained and applied it to my own music productions. Thanks to Russell, my musical compositions have grown tremendously. I love that I can learn new guitar songs and put techniques I've learned to good use, as well as with the keys! Thanks so much Russell!
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Carrie Aug 28, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Russ was a very personable and patient guitar teacher to my eight year old daughter Sage. He was always on time and kind to her. He is very knowledgeable and she enjoyed her lessons with him. I would highly recommend Russ.
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Serena Aug 28, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Russell is very patient with my children when teaching them guitar. The kids love him and are always eager to learn more from him. In only a few short months they have picked up plenty of skill and continue to impress me and the family at gatherings
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Serena Aug 28, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Russell is very patient with my children when teaching them guitar. The kids love him and are always eager to learn more from him. In only a few short months they have picked up plenty of skill and continue to impress me and the family at gatherings
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Leslie Jul 28, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Russell is an amazing instructor that is passionate about music.
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