Brad Russell

Brad Russell

Private Lessons:  Electric Bass, Contrabass, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory, Sight reading& Ear Training

Group Classes: Rock & Jazz Band Classes

Styles:  Rock, Blues, Pop, Americana, Folk, Funk, Reggae & Classical

Teaching Location/s: Northville

Schedule: Mon; Northville

Bio: Born in Detroit, Brad Russell (aka Russo) was raised in a musically diverse household. He recalls, “my brothers listening to everything from James Brown to Aerosmith and my Mom spinning Bill Evans or Stan Getz records.” After studying acoustic bass in high school, Brad attented the University of Miami’s school of music and received a masters degree. He later moved to the San Francisco bay area and worked for Shrapnel/Blues Bureau records producer Mike Varney. He has performed/recorded with a variety of artists such as: Joe Satriani,Gary Hoey,Gregg Bissonette, Mariah Carey, Clarence Clemons, Neal Schon and jazz organist Lonnie Smith. Currently living in NYC Brad has also performed for the Broadway musicals Jersey Boys, Grease,Memphis and Rock Of Ages.Brad’s cd “Let’s Hear It!’ (Featuring Joe Satriani) is available on Steve Vai’s “Digital Nations” label and Brad’s current EP “Daily Shred” is available on iTunes.

Philosophy:  “Music should be fun. If you are not enjoying it, you’re not getting it. Great performers know that it’s the emotion of a piece that moves the audience more than the notes. A student who plays from the heart is going to be a better musician than one who plays from the head.”

Primary Teachers: Ken Puterbuagh -guitar; Glenda Kirkland – vocal

Education: University of Miami; Masters of Music (M.M.) degree – 2000, Sonoma State University; Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree – 1998

Awards: TBA

Organizations: TBA

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