Russo Music is proud to offer personalized virtual lessons, available in the safety and comfort of your own home! While virtual music lessons may be new to some of you, rest assured that our teachers have worked hard to develop engaging curriculums to further enhance the students virtual learning experience without compromise.
Lessons are offered via Skype, Zoom and FaceTime—ensuring both safety and reliable video connection.
Are virtual lessons really as effective?
Yes! In fact, many benefit from the ease of scheduling and comfort of being home. Some students have also reported an increase in practice time as many families are home more often than ever! Through our virtual format, our passionate teachers are able to deliver the same level of support, inspiration, and information as in-person.
How much do virtual lessons cost?
Virtual lessons are priced at $125.00 per month, which includes one 30-minute lesson per week, at the same time and day each week.
What do I need to start virtual lessons?
A smart phone or tablet and stable internet connection are all that is required! If you have any questions specific to the instrument the student will be learning, please contact us directly!
Do you offer trial lessons?
We do! We offer a $35 virtual half hour lesson to ensure it’s a good fit for you before committing to a full month.
When will in-person lessons resume?
In-person lessons are postponed at this time. With the current size of our lesson studios, we do not feel we can safely provide in-person lessons due to the current circumstances. We are looking forward to a time when we can resume offering in-person lessons in addition to our virtual format, and we will be sure to announce that as soon as it becomes available.
Meet our Instructors
Created a very unique and modern teaching style and curriculum.
I can teach anyone their first drum beat in less than 15 minutes (I actually guarantee this!)
I started playing drums when I was thirteen. I spent 5 years practicing (at least) 4 hours a day and studying under some of my heroes. Since then, I've toured internationally with rock bands and I've also played in coffee shops with jazz groups. In addition to live performance, I've spent a lot of time performing professional studio work.
Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet, Animals as Leaders, Snarky Puppy
Favorite Piece of Gear:
I wasn't named after a state.
If I'm not playing drums, I'm playing Virtual Reality games!
Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele
Degree in Music
I've been playing my main instrument (guitar) since I was 5. I was very lucky to have my father inspire me musically as I grew up. Eventually, at the age of 12, I decided to take guitar lessons and study with the late Frank Hipp. After a year or 2, I changed teachers and studied with James Kelly (amazing Jazz player). With him I studied music theory extensively and learned how to apply it to my guitar playing. Throughout my musical career, I've been in multiple bands and experienced multiple styles of music.
The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Clapton, Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Queens of the Stone Age, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, The Contortionists, Led Zeppelin
Favorite Piece of Gear:
Marshall JCM2000 50W head, Fender and Gibson guitars
I love staying physically active!
Guitar, Piano, Bass, and Ukulele
Berklee Colege of Music: Summer Sessions 1990-1993
Bachelors of Music - Jazz Studies, Theory/Composition, Musicology/Music Education
Masters of Music Education/Performance 1994-1996
My teaching method is based on 30 plus years of Academic and “Real World” experience that has been tested and refined by thousands of hours in lessons with countless beginner through advanced students. I work hard at maintaining a casual approach that's fun and motivating at every stage of learning, and satisfying for all my students. I have found this to be the most enjoyable and effective way to teach students to realize their own personal goals, regardless of skill level, age, genre, or stylistic interests. My commitment is to your progress!
I have performed with Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, and many more!
Guitar, Bass, and Music Theory
Blues, Rock, Jazz, Country, Classical
Bucks County Community College with Studies in Jazz Theory, Harmony, and Theory
Graduate of Musician's Institute (Hollywood, CA) with Studies in Jazz, Blues, and Rock Performance
Settlement Music School with Studies in Classical Guitar and Arrangement
Master Classes with Steve Giordano on Jazz Guitar (University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA)
I have studied guitar all of my life and I have taught in vaious establishments in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Attending Musicians Institue was the greatest experience of my musical studies. Our teachers were all the tip studio musicians in Los Angeles as well as the top players of their styles in the world. Some of my teachers were Pat Martino, Robben Ford, Stephen Morris, and Larry Carlton.
Steely Dan, Eagles, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones
Favorite Piece of Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
I love to joke and I have a strong sense of humor.
I really enjoy sports!