Russel Gores loves teaching music. He teaches guitar, ukulele, voice and piano at Confident Voice Studio. Here’s some fun facts about Russell.
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Ice Cream
What age were you when you first started taking music lessons? 13
Tell us about an early music lessons experience that helped shape you as a musician or teacher: When my music teacher introduced me to Neil Peart (the drummer from Rush), it showed me that a drummer could do so much more than holding rhythm– they could be a very present, influential, contributing member of a band in their own right. That was very exciting, inspiring, and motivating for me.
What are your favorite bands or musicians? Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Khruangbin and Anderson Paak, but I also love Utah Phillips, Nat King Cole, and Bill Frisell.
Do you have a highlight of your music career so far that you would like to share? Playing with one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters, Utah Phillips at the Aladdin Theater was a great honor and a definite highlight of my music career.
Describe what your students should expect in their first few music lessons with you? Students can expect to grow quickly in a relaxed environment that’s tailored to their needs, learning style, and skill level.
In the first few lessons, we’ll get to know each other, assess your current skill level, and uncover areas of potential growth and improvement.
We’ll talk about your goals, the styles of music and artists you’re most interested in, and if applicable, chat about your previous musical learning experiences to see what worked well for you and what didn’t.
Then, we’ll map out the best path forward for advancing your skill level and accomplishing your musical goals in a way that aligns with your interests.
Why did you want to become a music teacher? Music has been an integral and fulfilling part of my life since I was a teenager, with many of my teachers having left a lasting impact on me.
I love being able to pay this gift forward and inspire future generations to make music a part of their lives for years to come. It’s also extremely satisfying to see my students improve and have fun in the process.