Russell Rodgers
(404) 386-0983


Objective: Seeking Students Interested in The In Best Bass Guitar Instruction.


Currently Teaching:



Teaching Experience:


  • Bass Guitar Private Instruction – (1982 to Present) – Specializing in the instruction of all aspects of bass guitar performance.
  • Atlanta Bass Gallery – Atlanta, GA – (2009 to 2014) – Director of Bass Guitar Instruction.
  • Ken Stanton Music – Alpharetta, GA – (1999 to 2014) – Bass Guitar Instructor.
  • East Cobb Music Academy Marietta, GA – (1998 to 2005) – Director of Bass Guitar Instruction.
  • Atlanta Institute of Music – (1985 to 1991) and (1999 to 2013)- Founder and Director of the bass program, responsible for all aspects of bass guitar instruction, including the production and the use of specialized training aids using the latest technology.


Performance Experience:


  • Currently – Actively freelancing the Washington DC area.
  • 8 years as the House Bass Player for the Ritz Carlton Jazz Trio, Featuring Theresa Hightower – Atlanta, GA.
  • Local performances with the Electromatics – Atlanta, GA.
  • Local and national performances and recordings with Francine Reed.
  • Local performances and recordings with Henry Parrilla’s Widespread Hispanic – Atlanta, GA.
  • The League of Decency, Atlanta’s favorite swing band – Atlanta, GA.
  • Nationwide tour of Japan and Malaysia with Ichiban recording artist The 3 Degrees, including performances at Blue Note Jazz Clubs in Japan.
  • Ruperts Orchestra, Atlanta convention and private party band – Atlanta, GA.
  • The Ritz Carlton Orchestra for The Mayfair Artists Agency – Atlanta, GA.
  • Eric Quincy Tate, former Capricorn Records Southern Rock recording artist – Atlanta, GA.
  • The Paul Mitchell Trio at Dante’s Down the Hatch, one of Atlanta’s premier restaurants and Jazz Clubs over 25 years – Atlanta, GA.
  • Tom Grose and the Varsity – Atlanta, GA.
  • Mocha, National touring Motown Trio.
  • Jerry Farber’s Comedy Club, unique Jazz pianist and comedy act.
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Ship’s Premier Show Orchestra.


Recording Experience:


  • National radio ad for Holiday Inn Express – Crawford Studio, Atlanta, GA.
  • National radio and TV add for Papa John’s Pizza – Doppler Studio – Atlanta, GA.
  • Turner Classic Movies TV adds – Doppler Studio, Atlanta, GA.
  • Miami Cuban Television add – Crawford Studio, Atlanta, GA.
  • Various soundtracks for Georgia Public Television documentaries – recorded at Kala Studio, Atlanta, GA.
  • Swing compulation CD’s for Platinum Records – Doppler Studio, Atlanta, GA.
  • Many CD’s for local and regional artist, including Francine Reed.


Bass Skills Include:


  • All aspects and styles of bass guitar performance and instruction, with professional experience on 4, 5, and 6 string fretted and fretless basses.

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