Russell Steedle

Russell S.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
If you are ready to take your guitar skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument themselves. My name is Russell Steedle and I have been playing guitar professionally for 19 years and teaching music and producing records for over 10. I have worked with artists such as Sean Kingston, Lifehouse, Disney's Caityln Taylor Love and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Want to learn to shred? produce? write? dive into theory?
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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 10+

Teaching since:
January 2000

Russell Steedle is an American Platinum-Selling record producer / songwriter / and guitarist born and raised in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. With his first #1 Billboard record under his belt and previous clients such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, and Red Velvet, Russ has found endorsements and support from 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 rough 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 - through which he has produced over 650 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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Music Producer / Songwriter / Owner
Sep 2015 - Present
Skywave Productions (

Currently producing music and writing songs collaboratively with Grammy Award Winning artists & writers 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!

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Music Composer
Sep 2014 - Present
Signature Tracks (

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 (

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 (, well known for his work on the High School Musical soundtrack.


Music Theory
Jan 2000 - Sep 2004
Las Vegas High School
Guitar Program
Jan 2000 - Sep 2004
Las Vegas High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Follow me on Instagram @TheRussball

Cover of Drake's "Hold On We're Goin Home"
Cover of Jason Derulo's "It Girl"
Follow me on Snapchat @TheRussball

Original song "Other Side of Me"
Working at Conway Recording Studios!

Listening to final mixes to be sent out for TV!

Destroying the stage in Las Vegas!
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18 Reviews

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Erik B. Feb 28, 2018
· In studio

Outstanding - very practical and professional

Edward J. Oct 5, 2016
Arrangement and Composition · Online

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!

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!

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.

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.

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

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

Leslie Jul 28, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Russell is an amazing instructor that is passionate about music.

Carson Jul 21, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Russel was an amazing instructor. He's probably the nicest most patient guy you can get, and learning to play the guitar was an amazing experience all because of him. I am so glad that I was able to be his student and learn to play from him.

JERRELL Jul 20, 2016

Oh my God! This guy is the most incredible guy in the music business. He taught me the best way to use pro tools and just different vocal techniques and the amazing way of mixing sounds and vocals! He also started teaching me to play the piano. There is nothing this guy can't do I would be lost without him! Music for me would never be the same if I hadn't met Russell! Thank you God for creating this man he is truly the best!

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Vincent Jul 20, 2016
Guitar · In home

Russell is an amazing guitar teacher! He continuously makes the guitar lessons with my son fun and exciting which is extremely important for an active 9 year old. Russell is a patient and dedicated teacher. My son took a couple of lessons with another teacher prior to Russell and was not inspired to continue with his lessons. With Russell, my son is motivated and excited to demonstrate his progress. He has started to venture into drafting his own lyrics and matching them to guitar chords. As a parent, it is very rewarding to see your child take such interest in an instrument, in part due to his great guitar teacher.

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Meredith Jul 20, 2016
Guitar · In home

My son has been taking guitar lessons from Russell for years. When my son was younger, Russell taught him how to play fun songs on an electric guitar. He knows how to engage his students of all ages so they enjoy the learning process. Over the years, Russell has incorporated acoustic guitar, music theory, music composition, and much more in his lessons. He is very passionate about teaching all components of music so his students develop their skills and have a deeper understanding of how music is made. He is an extremely talented musician who loves what he does. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher!

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Will Jul 20, 2016
Logic Pro Software · In home

Russell continues to inspire me to expand my knowledge of music. He makes learning complex concepts easier to learn through breaking down elaborate ideas into smaller parts until I am able to understand the big picture.

Brooke Jul 20, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Russel taught me so much about playing the guitar. Every lesson was fun but hard. He always gave me feedback on how I was playing and he also made sure I had something to work on in between the times we would have lessons. I got to choose the songs I wanted to learn and he would teach me. I loved it.

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Ira Jul 17, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Russell is a True Professional and brings a whole new meaning to Musicianship!

I've had a passion for music my entire life and have taken lessons with many different teachers. No one has come close to Russell's authenticity. He is Unique to say the least and extremely delicate in articulating step by step instructions on how to master guitar playing!

Just in a few lessons I'm already playing like a Pro! (at least I feel like one, haha) Never thought I would be playing with such ease!

I HIGHLY Recommend Lessons with Russell. Extremely Genuine, Patient and understanding of each individual student!

Thanks Russell!

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