To begin with:

I am a classically educated professional singer, songwriter/collaborator. Currently teach vocal and piano private lessons at the Hamilton School of Music.

I'm a quirky lady. I studied - with full scholarship - Vocal Performance at U. of Toronto in the 1970s, having completed the practical portion of the (ARCT) Associate Degree in Vocal Performance as well as a piano minor: Level IX. Throughout my development I studied with Violet W. Leach MBFA, in Windsor, ON for 10 years, being examined by the U. of Western Ontario Conservatory of Music; and, before finishing senior matriculation, I was the provincial Silver Medalist at Levels V, VIII, IX in Vocal Performance.

I have spent the lioness' share of my life in the music industry, as a


Musician, Educator, Vocal Arranger, film Actor, Session Singer, Rock/ Folk/Pop band member, Keyboardist/Background Singer, Songwriter, Producer Manager, Record Production Coordinator, Record Label Liaison, Industry Facilitator. 

We sit in the 21st Century, and while my Partner, NickBlagona and I have adapted to new technologies and concepts in this music industry, I travel alone since his passing in early 2020. I'd love to share my experiences, what I've discovered and share our stories.

Pages of discographies, biographic material and such are available upon request so I won't clutter the canvas.


... to share the joy of musical creativity and knowledge with upcoming generations of young and developing  talent where and whenever I can.

Mary-Jane Russell


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