Russ is currently accepting students for private lessons. Students of all ages, levels and styles are welcome. To inquire about lessons and rates please contact

Russ has taught private lessons and ensembles at the Brooklyn Music Factory and the National Guitar Workshop. Russ has also taught jazz workshops at Manhattan School of Music, City College of New York and William Paterson University with the Sean Smith Quartet and at Amherst College with the JC Sanford Quartet. While on tour, Russ has taught workshops with the Matt Renzi Trio at the California Jazz Conservitory in Berkeley, CA as well in Portugal and Tel Aviv.