Information About Russell - Ruislip teacher
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Russell is a professional trumpet player who has a performed with many of the great orchestras in the UK. He has performed as guest Principal Trumpet with the London Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, Halle Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra and RTE as well as being a member of the John Wilson Orchestra. Russell has also performed extensively on the West end including Miss Saigon, Half a Sixpence, Wicked, Aladdin, Book of Mormon, Joseph and Evita. Big band work includes the BBC Big Band, Julian Joseph's All stars, Syd Lawrence Orchestra and Albert's Big Band.
Appearances also include performances at Glastonbury Festival, Love Supreme & Secret Garden Festival with Brand New heavies, Tony Christie, Kirsty Almeida and the Troubadours and television performances with Harry Connick Jr. Westlife, Kevin Spacey and on the BBC PROMS.
Russell started his life as a musician in Brass bands, and still enjoys performing as part of Zone One Brass when possible.
Russell has taught students aged 8 - adult and a wide range of abilities on the Trumpet and Cornet. He is approachable and has a personalised approach to all students. His varied career and experience allows him to teach classical trumpet, jazz and also students involved in Brass bands.
His teaching approach allows students to progress through Graded examinations, preparation for auditions, or simply learning an instrument for the love and enjoyment of music making.
Russell creates a relaxed, fun and creative environment for all lessons. He also has the brilliant opportunity to offer students work experience in professional environments, which can be an invaluable experience for an aspiring musician. For those earlier on in their learning, he uses games, rhymes and fun activities to help learn music theory as part of lessons. Russell encourages students to learn to improvise and explore playing through aural and listening work, enhancing musicality and deeper understanding of how to phrase and play with expression. Alongside this, Russell ensure that technique is always at the heart of student development.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal Northern College of Music (2004) - BMus(hons) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Royal Northern College of Music (2004) - PPRNCMens (Gold Medal) (Professional) (✘ Not On File)