My name is Russell and I’ve been playing drums for a little over a decade, and I recently completed my first year of professional musicianship. In college I worked on the school paper and took an interest in journalism but I was also privy to watching the media industry change from print publication to digital platforms. My experience with music has been invaluable to all aspects of my life and instead of trying to compete for gigs, I decided to make my focus education. Music education is being cut from schools across the country and actually, the middle school program I started in is no longer active.
So in short, my goals are to help rebuild music education in my community, while saving humanity one kid at a time. In the process, I plan to talk about industry trends, different strategies for teachers, and my own personal adventures.