Janet Russell ~ Voice, Guitar, Piano

Janet has been singing on stage since four and currently leads the contemporary service for Christ Presbyterian Church. Her formal training includes the Washington Youth Conservatory where she trained under Jackie Walters a principal singer with the Metropolitan Opera. She studied vocal performance at Trevecca University in Nashville, TN and did further work in the Bel Canto method where she refined her understanding of vocal pedagogy. Her rebellious side has led her to lead youth rock bands and rock style worship bands. Additionally, she enjoyed two years of studying African music while she lived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Beyond voice she plays bass and acoustic guitar and loves helping students experience the wonder of music and the joy it brings.