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Etta Russell-Scott

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Maryland Wolf Trap Teaching Artist
About this Artist

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Ms. Russell-Scott, a native of Philadelphia PA, with a Masters in The Arts in Education from Harvard University, is an educator, professional musician, and teaching artist specializing in voice and strings, with a strong dedication to promoting the arts in education and teaching history through music. She is experienced in working with students of all ages and of diverse backgrounds. As an educator, she has taught extensively in Boston, New York City, and most recently as a music specialist in the Baltimore County School System, and mentored with the Urban Choral Arts Society, a Baltimore youth organization.

Her professional background as a cellist and cello instructor includes the Louisville and Oakland Symphony Orchestras, San Jose California Chamber Orchestra, Underground Jazz String Quartet in Boston, MA, Freelance studio work, cello instructor at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and private teaching. As a vocalist, she has been a member of, Voices of Black Persuasion in Boston MA, Kenneth Scott Vocal Theatre as a solo artist and teacher, Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale, and presently, the Community Concert Choir of Baltimore.

Because of this extensive musical background, Ms. Russell-Scott is able to bring a wide variety of tools adaptable to multiple learning abilities to any teaching experience.

I love introducing students to the musician in themselves. I believe that we are all musicians, born making music, and that we each have a distinct sound and musical orientation. We can learn to use our unique sound as a powerfully valid means of communication and to facilitate learning multiple subjects.