Marilyn and Frank Russell
Marilyn and Frank Russell have just moved to Cooloola Cove from the NSW Central Coast to be closer to family and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle.
Said Marilyn, “Frank has played music since his teens, but I only started playing music in 1998 when we met. I started with keyboard, but then discovered mandolin and violin a few years later.”
They helped found the Troubadour Folk Club and played in several bands from “old timey, folky and jug band blues”.
Frank plays double bass, guitar and has an online business designing and building remote-controlled model yachts.
Marilyn has an accounts background, but is passionate about music – even writing a program for Year 4 ukulele at Point Clare Primary School.
She also wrote five ukulele books and has begun her sixth – plus gives online instruction and lessons via: http://ukecentral.info/
“I first started playing ukulele at the National Folk Festival in 2003 and enjoyed it so much, I just kept playing,” said Marilyn.
“I’ve been teaching ukulele to groups and individuals for the past 13 years, as well as at many NSW music festivals.”
Knowing the values that music brings to our social and cognitive well-being, Marilyn is excited to bring her ukulele classes to the Cooloola Coast for adults, after school and family groups.
Marilyn will also be offering piano and violin lessons for beginners at her Cooloola Cove studio.
If you want to learn an instrument, please contact Marilyn on 5486 2678.