Russel has been learning and performing guitar for over 35 years. He has experience performing various styles of music on the acoustic and electric guitar including, folk, heavy metal & modern day music. He has also performed in several bands over the years performing on both guitar and bass.
In 1995, Russel’s metal band, Dominion Mine, won the Alberta-wide Battle of the Bands competition for solo work. Russel is also an AES-Certified Audio Engineer who has had experience recording albums and mixing live shows for various artists such as Ahnabith Gish, Kovered in Lies featuring former Canadian Idol Billy Klippert, the Wu Tang Clan, Doug and the Slugs, and Skyline Music’s very own Jody Fazekas. In addition, Russel is an active web developer/computer programmer and self-professed “Computer Wiz and mastermind”. He is the business manager of the Airdrie location and enjoying his 7th year of teaching at Skyline Music!