Maureen Russ
Flute Instructor
Instrument Repair Specialist​

     Maureen has been teaching my 12-year-old granddaughter, Trinity, for two
months. In 5th grade she played the flute in her school band and took
private lessons the entire year. For 6th grade she attended a school with an
award-winning band. She was failing band and miserable when we met
Maureen. There is no comparison between that unhappy, failing child and
where she is today. She is playing difficult songs, learning all of her scales
and learning to read music. She loves band now and was promoted last
week to a higher band. This is all due to Maureen’s skill, patience, and
constant encouragement.

N. Elder

     Ms. Maureen strives for excellence towards her goal in achieving each student's individual musicianship.  I looked foward to attending her lessons and greatly appreciated her kind, caring, and persistent efforts in helping me learn the basics of the flute, from scales to sight reading and everything in between. Ms. Maureen's attention to detail helped me improve tremendously as a floutist by teaching me how to practice the right way.  These lesson became enjoyable and a blast for me as i began to increase my knowledge and understanding of my instrument and I thank Ms. Maureen ever so much for instilling such a love for the flute inside of me :)
K. Sutton
Minnesota State College Southeast Technical, Red Wing, MN
Band Instrument Repair Diploma (with high honors), 
August 2010 – May 2011 
Instructors: John Huth, Greg Beckwith, and Lucas Pemberton

Stetson University, DeLand, Florida 
Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, May 2006 
                                GPA:  3.8, 2006
Primary Teacher: Dr. Jean West - Professor of Flute 2002-2006

Performance/Work Experience
  • Mr. Jeff’s Music Academy- Band Instrument Repair Tech and Flute Teacher July 2012-present
  • Costello’s Music – Band Instrument Repair Technician, July 2011 – July 2012
  • Minnesota Southeast Technical Receptionist (work study) August 2010 – May 2011
  • Member of the National Association of Band Instrument Repair Technicians 2010-present
  • Instructor at “A Gift For Music,” August 2005 – May 2010
  • Private Flute Instructor at “Music and Arts” Music store in Sanford March 2007 – 2010
  • Stetson University Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble, Dr. Bobby Adams, Director
  • Orlando Opera under the direction of Pablo Zinger - Luisa Fernanda, May 2004
  • Stetson University Orchestra, Mr. Anthony Hose, Conductor 
  • Orlando Opera under the direction of Robert Swedberg - La Clemenza di Tito, 
  • Orlando Mozart Festival, November 2002
  • Florida Young Artists Orchestra, 2000-2002 Concert Season & Summer Italy Tour 

Summer Festivals        
  • Landell Flutes Padding Seminar - Burlington, Vermont, June 2004
  • Jeanne Baxtresser International Master Class & Flute Orchestra, June 2003 Awards and Honors
  • The Rose Tandeski Memorial Scholarship for MST-ST
  • Stetson University; Music & Academic Scholarships, 2002 - 2006
  • Stetson University Wheat Scholarship 2003-2006
  • FYAO Concerto Competition Winner, 2002
  • Applied Music Instructors
  • Susan Andrews, St. Cloud, Florida and  former flutist, San Diego Symphony & Warner    Brothers Studios
  • Aaron Goldman, Principle Flute, Orlando Philharmonic
  • Jeanne Baxtresser, NY Philharmonic (retired) & Professor of Flute, Carnegie-Mellon                                        University

Other Skills           
  • Proficient in jewelry making, band instrument repair, and teaching