The study of music provides one of the most complete human experiences through the development and integration of physical, mental and expressive skills. The goal in teaching is to guide and facilitate a personal growth and skill development that allows the student to experience the joy of personal expression and the ability to share a musical vision with the community.

The studio is located in South Walnut Creek at a private residence in the Rudgear Meadows area. Anne Cunnyngham Russell has been teaching for over 40 years. She has been teaching students in her private studio for over 25 years.

The Studio is equipped with a magnificent Steinway and Yamaha grand pianos, a music lending library, professional recording equipment, rhythm instruments and a comfy couch for parents of younger students.


“Through duets, workshops, and recitals I have enjoyed collaborating with like-minded students who appreciate music as much as I do. Mrs. Russell has taught me much more than how to play the piano. She’s taught me the power of patience, perseverance, and most importantly an inexplicable sense of appreciation for music that I will carry with me throughout my entire life.”

Melissa (High School Senior)


“Anne is the complete package ~ a consummate artist with a prodigious talent for teaching. She tailors her instruction to suit and complement the needs of each student. A sincere personal interest in her students coupled with a passion for the piano are evident in every lesson.”

An Adult Student