Rhythm And Russo

Rhythm And Russo

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
24 years in business

About this pro

For a limited time I'm offering the 1st lesson 25% off. We'll meet and see if we're a good match then we'll discuss tuition and terms and conditions. No obligation.

After 20 (yes… twenty) years of teaching and performing piano I can tell you one thing for sure… If you can master piano, you can master life. It’s a big claim I know but give me a second to back it up… Learning piano teaches you… - Self-confidence - Patience - Social skills - Discipline … And even happiness! Yep… Learning piano increases your happiness. Fact. And with these life skills at your disposal, there’s really nothing you can’t achieve. Over the last ten years I’ve been teaching kids and adults alike out here in Phoenix (most notably at the Desert Marigold School and the Music Works Academy) and I’ve seen students of mine go on to achieve great things in a variety of industries. And of course, they’ve done it all with the incredible ability to make beautiful music and WOW audiences at any given moment! If you like the sound of that and you’d like to know how we can work together to make it happen, go ahead and call or text me and let’s chat! I absolutely enjoy watching a student's transformation into a fine musician.

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Phoenix, AZ 85015
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  • Seth Damany

    Great experience as a student for several years now. Rhythm and Russo’s focus on technique has been incredibly beneficial to approaching more challenging pieces. His teaching pace is suitable for me as a college student with a busy schedule. Beyond that, Richie Russo is a great mentor and musician, and I’m happy to be able to work with him!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We have our first lesson and see if the new student and I are a good match. Then we'll discuss how to make music a beautiful part of their life.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I've studied music for over 10 years with a private instructor and, in addition, I studied at a college in FL and went on to study at The National Conservatory of Argentina.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My standard for pricing of tuition is by semesters, loosly related to how it's done at a college.  That price then can be divided into monthly payments if that's a better option.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all kinds of students! From ages 4 to 64.  All levels, experience, and skill sets. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I just hosted a recital for my young students.  Everyone played well!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Not all teachers teach technique.  It's a very important part of playing well and with ease and it is a big part of my method of teaching.  Ask teachers what their approach and teaching methods are.  

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