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Why Choose Us?

We love music too. It's our lives. We teach it, we play other artists music and we make our own. It's been something we've done our entire lives. We know how important it is to people. We also believe that choosing an instructor is more than finding someone that's great at the instrument - you need to be a great instructor. Someone that can understand what a new person is going through when starting an instrument.

What you'll get when you take lessons at Pat Russo Music, is a talented, caring, patient and professional music coach geared to your needs and goals. If you're not playing what YOU love then what's the point, right? You'll also find us affordable, with many payment plans and methods to fit any budget.

If you've dreamed of playing music, on any level, come find out why we feel you belong with us.

Our Instructors...

Pat Russo

Founder & Senior

Guitar and Bass Instructor

Pat Russo is a professional musician and guitar and bass instructor in the greater Wallingford area. He has taught in private practice for over 30 years and has also taught 5 years in the summer program at Choate Rosemary Hall.

Eliel Martinez

Guitar Instructor

Has been playing for over 8 years. Studying to be a teacher in music and performance at Manchester Community College. Studied mariachi for 5 years and was in a mariachi group at the Mariachi Academy of Connecticut which is held at the Spanish Community of Wallingford

Amity Wahl

Co-Founder & Voice and

Flute Instructor

Amity Wahl is a professional singer and instructor who has been teaching in private practice for over 8 years. She has performed with many music groups including the UMASS Chorale, UMASS
Chamber Choir, and the New Haven Oratorio Choir.

Miles Pappolla

Guitar Instructor

Miles has studied with some of the most accomplished music instructors in Connecticut such has Dr. Carolina Flores, Dr. Deborah Simmons, Neal Fitzpatrick, and Michael Carnaroli. 

Rowan Basilicato 

Piano, Guitar, Drum and

Voice Instructor

Attended the University of Bridgeport, majoring in the Music Education Program.

Taught privately at Milford Music Center, Milford, CT giving instruction on piano, drums, guitar and voice.

Scott Mcnamee

Saxophone and Bass Guitar Instructor

Scott McNamee is a multi-instrumentalist with general knowledge of over 15 instruments and over 20 years of personal experience playing and writing music. Scott believes that music has changed his life in a positive way, and he is thrilled to share his wealth of knowledge with people that are eager to learn. 

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Anthony Fazzino

Guitar Instructor

Has been playing for over 7 years and plays guitar with indie pop group Plumose.

Pursuing a Bachelors degree at CCSU, with a graduation date of May 2017.Offering Individualized lessons for students of all ages

Jon Peckman

Drum Instructor

Jon Peckman has been a professional drummer for 30 years, an instructor for 20, the published author of the drum instructional book 'Picture Yourself Drumming' and a lifelong Wallingford resident. After spending many years on the road with such regionl acts as Eight To The Bar and Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood as well as forming a band with James Taylor/Jackson Browne/Don Henley alumnus guitarist Danny Kortchmar, Jon decided to devote more of his time to helping young drummers meet their goals and have fun doing it.

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