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Starting from the age of six , Russell has been studying and performing both orchestral and drum set repertoire. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is currently teaching as a substitute music teacher in Montgomery County.

Russel’s interests in music range from various rock-based genres; including Progressive Rock, Arena/ Classic Rock, Funk, and Jazz Fusion, to orchestral -based genres including Film Soundtracks, Classical Music and Video Game Soundtracks.

In addition to playing various percussion instruments, Russell also plays and teaches piano, electric bass, and alto and tenor saxophone.