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Ontario musician Nicholas Russell is the type of person who likes to have his hands in many different cookie jars; notably, that of the guitarist, composer, music producer and stringed instrument maker. He works professionally somewhere within the crossroads of these disciplines.
Nick holds an Honours Degree in Music and comprehensively studied classical harmony privately. He has also studied the art of guitar-making with Master Luthier Sergei De Jonge, having designed and constructed a concert classical guitar under his tutelage. (watch a video of this guitar.)
His musical style and knowledge spans genres, but his current exploration as a guitarist lie at the intersection of acoustic music, jazz, progressive rock and classical music – with a healthy respect for creativity and making the notes count!
In recent years Nick has expanded his freelancing to include work as a composer (Dusk Dances Dance Festival, Arts Bournemouth University) and as a studio musician (Metalworks Studios, Escarpment Sound, Deschamps Studio). Numerous projects he has worked on have aired on national radio (CBC, Jazz FM, CFRU) and international television.
Nick has made a commendable reputation as a guitar instructor at Folkway Music in Waterloo, Ontario, where he teaches a few nights of the week. He also offers lessons out of his home downtown Guelph and over Skype.
Nick keeps busy with gigs, composition, teaching and also being a husband and dad.
Check out Nick's most recent video, along with some other examples on YouTube.
Please get in touch if you’d like to chat about music composition and production, session work or guitar lessons in the Guelph or Waterloo areas.