Online Lessons

Right now I am conducting all my lessons via zoom or other online means that work for you. Also running online zoom recitals.

Vickie Russell's Coaching Programs

As a seasoned professional performer, Vickie Russell has had years of formal training in voice, theater, movement and piano. With a degree in Psychology, Vickie is uniquely qualified to work with each individual and help them achieve their goals.

Vocal Coaching Program

Who Can Benefit?
  • Beginners of all ages
  • Professionals
  • Students


“Vickie gives spot on feedback to my aspiring singer. She recognizes my child's abilities and steers her in appropriate directions. My daughter's voice has grown and matured under Vickie's expert tutelage.” — J. Voorhis

“Vickie has been amazing as a teacher to our whole family. She can tailor her approach to adults and children, and manages to adjust her teaching on the fly to adapt to what her students need the most from her. For our family, she helped a (shy) adult with speaking and singing, an 8-10 year old gain understanding and amazing progress in piano, and helped a reluctant 7 year old to embrace guitar. She excels at online lessons as well as in person. She is firm but kind to her students. We highly recommend her!!! She is a true expert in her field and we feel very lucky that she shares her skills with us.” — Natalie Levy

“I wanted to give you an update on what Kurtis is up to. He loves school. He's in piano, rhythm, theory, ear training, composition as well as composition private lessons. He tested out of one piano class (thanks to the stuff you did with him). And he said that so far the theory stuff is super easy. I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate all the work you put into him over the years. Back when we started voice with you, I would never have thought that he would want to go to college for music, but you obviously helped him find a passion. I just wanted to say thank you.” — Parent of Music Student

“Vickie is a wonderful piano teacher who understood my musical goals and formulated a program to reach them.” — Larry Feldman

“A year ago in August, I gave myself a fabulous 66th birthday present — singing lessons with Vickie Russell. A very big risk given I stopped singing at 11 years old. Vickie immediately understood how much was involved with this gift to the self. She treated me as a serious student, one who needed step-by-step instructions, building my strength and ability to succeed with each lesson. Nothing I did to sabotage my singing threw her. With compassion, Vickie identified where I got stuck and kept me singing. Teaching me about the voice, how to develop my vocal chords (by practicing) and challenging me to sing songs that develop my range. OK, she even got me to do a recital with her other students! Vickie doesn't see a 66-year-old woman with a hobby, but a person longing to release her authentic voice. I highly recommend anyone taking lessons with this very talented voice teacher.” — Melissa Mertz

What can you learn?
  • Performance techniques
  • Breathing techniques
  • Vocal strength building
  • Intonation
  • Performance Anxiety Relief Coaching
  • Music theory
  • How to choose appropriate audition material
  • How to find the right keys for your voice
  • How to discover your natural voice
  • How to find and omit bad habits
  • How to coordinate singing with accompanying yourself on piano, guitar, or ukelele.

Piano Teaching Program

30+ years experience teaching piano.

Who Can Benefit?

  • Beginners of all ages
  • Professionals
  • Students

What can you learn?

  • Music theory
  • Jazz theory
  • How to play different styles of music — classical, jazz, blues, country
  • How to read music
  • Improve your rhythmic understanding
  • Learn how to play chords and make your own arrangements without reading the music
  • How to accompany yourself or others singing
  • Improvisation

Vickie also teaches

  • Songwriting
  • Guitar
  • Ukelele
  • Sight-singing and solfege
  • Songwriting and Vocal/Performance Workshops for groups, organizations, college level master classes and at conferences

For more information and to sign up for lessons, contact Vickie and you can include your phone if you want.