With many years of teaching in varied styles of music, Russ is available for guitar lessons in the greater Denver  area. (In-home pricing may vary). Please complete the form at right for all lesson inquiries.

1/2 Hour Lessons:   $35

1 Hour lessons:        $60

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that every person has an immense depth of musical understanding. Music is a form of communication we've experienced for our entire lives, and music gives us an opportunity to express ourselves in a unique fashion. I strive to develop well rounded musicians in a setting that is both fun and enlightening. As a teacher, I find satisfaction in crafting students who have a depth to musical skills like listening and ensemble playing as well as comfortable proficiency on the guitar.


“Russ was an amazing teacher. I studied classical guitar methods and songs with him. He not only focused on music theory, but also helped me with rhythm and feeling by introducing me to a variety of composers and techniques. I am fairly new to reading music, and Russ challenged me by choosing works that brought me out of my comfort zone and helped me to motivate myself to get to the next level. He was always kind and easy to work with, and would demonstrate willingly. I highly recommend him as a guitar teacher!”

-Susan K.

"Russ is a talented teacher who makes learning the guitar fun and exciting. Not only does he teach the mechanics of guitar playing, but he couples this instruction with music theory in a way that no other teacher does. The theory is applied to learning in such a fun way that you will hardly notice you're learning it at the time, but over time will dramatically improve your skills! I would recommend Russ to anyone interested in learning the guitar or who wants to further develop their skills!"

-Emily W.

My 9-year old son has been taking guitar lessons with Russ for nearly one year.  Russ is a wonderful teacher for children, helping kids learn and have fun with music.  My son has made great strides playing the guitar and developed a love of music.

-Suzanne B.

My 9 years old son has been taking guitar lessons from Russ for over a year, and I can’t speak highly enough about the experience we have had. Russ is an excellent teacher! He is very patient, knowledgeable and makes every lesson fun. My son has learnt so much about guitar, the chords, and of course lots of cool songs. He is so excited to play that I never need to remind him to practice and he even writes his own tunes.

-Mandy J.

My grandson Max who is 8 years old is on his second year of guitar lessons with Russ. Russ is so kind & patient and has instilled a passion for guitar in Max.  We look forward to many more years of lessons with Russ.

-Karen C.

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