Russell Chud Music Lessons

Russell Chud Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(6 reviews)
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I am a musician, a music teacher, and a former career counselor who has had the great fortune of traveling the world playing music. You can learn more about me at I absolutely love music and I believe my love is contagious. I teach both individual lessons and groups of musicians. I have also been running band programs for several years now which usually culminate in a concert. I truly believe that anyone can play music, and play it well, as long as they are determined. I usually teach beginning students how to read music and how to understand melody and rhythm. Reading music is not essential though. With students who have played before, or are past the beginner stage, the emphasis is less on understanding music notation, and more on developing a firm musical repertoire. After that, the emphasis is on creating a musical identity of one's own. In this stage, improvisation is studied, as is music theory and composition. I feel that everyone should have a creative outlet. Music, to me, is the most immediate and universal of all the arts. It is a wonderful language to learn.


Serves Wayland , MA
Offers online services


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Adam G.

    Russell does a terrific job of tailoring the lessons to the specific needs of the student and adapts the work as the needs change. Also, he does a great job of keeping it interesting by working on music that the student is into.
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    November 25, 2019


    Michael G.

    What I like most about Russell is that he is such an enthusiast and encyclopedic savant of modern and classic folk, rock, blues and country. If he doesnt know the song from memory, hell fire it up on his phone and figure it out in real time. And he readily adjusts to what you want and need. If you just want a partner to play with, thats fine with him. If you want to go deep on music theory, hes there for you as well.
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    November 23, 2019


    Joe F.

    I’m a sixty something year old music fan who has casually toyed around with guitars most of my life. I finally decided to get a bit more serious about the guitar about 3 years ago after seeing an ad for lessons with Russell, whom I had recently seen perform in concert. From the beginning, Russell worked with me on my very basic knowledge of chords, strums, and scales. He helped me to break bad habits learned over time, and he much improved my understanding of the guitar. Russell shares my great appreciation for classic and country rock, and he has taught me to play dozens of my favorites. All I need to do is name a tune, and he’ll Spotify it, play it by ear, write out the chords and basic tabs, and walk me through it. Then he’ll have me video him playing it to use for my homework practice. In teaching me a song, he’s extremely observant and patient, making sure I get each beat, finger pattern, strum, chord, and note right. Russell lets me explore some of the more complex songs I want to attempt, yet he knows when to reel me in when I need more work on the basics. He’s a great teacher, and I continue to enjoy each lesson.
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    November 23, 2019


    Liz R.

    I had a fun and productive time with Russell! He works by allowing the student to lead. When he gave my guitar lessons, he would teach me the basics of playing guitar through songs that I wanted to learn how to play. He has an excellent ear where he could write me the tune of a song by ear. He is very respectful and thoughtful of the student. Highly reccomend
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    November 21, 2019


    Ryan V.

    Russell is an amazing player who takes the time to teach you patiently and with great insights on what you are learning and how it relates to not only the song but the theory behind it. Hell amaze you with his ability to teach you anything you throw at him no matter the style of music.
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    November 21, 2019


    Peter F.

    Just first class, and all positive.
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    January 30, 2019

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory