Katrina Russ

Category Names: 
Keyboard, Jazz Piano, Gospel Piano, General Mixing and Mastering, Piano, Music Theory, Composition, Improvisation
25+ lessons booked on Lessonface
Featured Teacher on Lessonface Since October 2016

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From: $10.00 / 30 Minutes
To: $20.00 / 60 Minutes

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I'm a music lover, enthusiast, creator, and teacher. I've been surrounded by music all of my life. I started learning to play the saxophone in middle school and was in marching band all throughout middle and high school. When I was in high school, I was also in a Christian rock band in which I played guitar and bass. When I got to college, I continued playing saxophone for my school's jazz band. When I was in college, I also learned how to sing and play piano (as well as many other instruments). I received my Associate's in Arts Degree in Music in 2015. I've been playing piano since 2012 and I've also been making electronic music since 2012. I started giving music theory and piano lessons in 2013 to up and coming music majors at my school and I've been doing it all since then.

My teaching style is very unique. I try to reach out to the student's interests, while maintaining teaching what they need to know. I'm a very direct teacher and I try to teach certain topics in many ways so that the student understands and grasps the concepts more quickly and efficiently. When it comes to music theory, I teach right out of Benward - Saker's "Music in Theory and Practice. When it comes to piano, I first try to understand where the student is in their piano playing ablilities. After I've figured that out, I go through teaching them scales, arpeggios, cadences, sight reading, speed exercises via Hanon exercises, practice / book exercises for general playing, and I even give them pieces to work on (Mozart, Bach, Philip Glass, Chopin, etc), especially if they want to play for recitals or competitions.

Reviews of lessons with Katrina Russ

It was our first class, it was an introduction class. I really liked that Katrina is interested on my learning goals and interests. Im really looking forward for our next class.
Lucila R., Verified Student
January 8th, 2017
Katrina is a wonderful teacher. Very Patient and explains everything in detail.
Libu Mathew, Verified Student
December 7th, 2016
Katrina is as close to perfect as it gets. She is patient, kind, knowledgeable, and fun. You will learn so much from her, and enjoy doing it. My son adores her, and he's a tough critic!
Parent of Verified Student
December 5th, 2016
I had a great time! Katrina is really patient and I am definitely going to have more lessons with her.
Dimitra, Verified Student
November 19th, 2016