Christopher J. Russell, Ph.D. Is a music educator with degrees from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, The University of St. Thomas, and the University of Minnesota. He has twenty-seven years of teaching experience at the secondary and elementary level. Over the years, he has taught vocal music, music theory, music history, guitar, ukulele, and general music. As a performer, he has performed as an operatic tenor and tubist in many ensembles, and he has also served as a director for choirs, bands, and orchestras. He is also passionate about the intersection of music education and technology and blogs about that topic at techinmusiced.com in addition to the work that he does at ukestuff.info, YouTube.com/ukestuff, and YouTube.com/ukeplayalongs.
Dr. Russell also serves as a technical writer and educational consultant for Flight Ukuleles, and serves as a clinician for Peripole, one of the world’s best sources for materials and instruments for music educators.
Dr. Russell began playing and teaching ukulele in early 2016. This blog features stories and thoughts about the ukulele in music education as well as the joy of playing ukulele in general.