Russell has been teaching music for the past 15 years. He started playing in a band when he was 13 years old, then after that he started playing professionally with a band of musicians. He graduated from The University of Massachusetts, Boston, with a Bachelor’s Degree in performing arts and sociology. With many years of performing music, Russell has toured across North America with Lori McKenna, Tanya Donelly, Eileen Rose, Tim Gearan, Todd Thibaud, and Sarah Borges
Russell spent 15 years as a high school counselor, where he developed his teaching style. He has been teaching music lessons and band workshops for over a decade. Currently, Russell has been privately teaching guitar and bass lessons on the road and at Medfield Makes Music. He teaches rock, fingerstyles, blues, jazz, and country music. He has been organizing band concerts at Medfield Makes Music as well as teaching.