Kurt Russell

Kurt is a pianist, producer and session musician based in Sydney, Australia. Kurt graduated with a Bachelor of Music in piano from the Australian Institute of Music in 2012 and went on to teach and lecture there between 2012 and 2017. During this time he began teaching from his home studio, taking on students at both primary and secondary school as well as music students preparing for the HSC.

Kurt has played a professional part in the Sydney music scene for eight years, as both an employee of several corporate booking agencies and freelance work as a keyboardist performing in Sydney’s most popular venues such as The Beresford and Oxford Arts Factory. He has also worked extensively as a session keyboardist as part of original blues band Dog the Duke recording at Hercules Street Studios as well as freelance work for 301 Studios, REC studios and for Sony Music Aus.

Following a move to the United Kingdom, Kurt successfully auditioned for the role of house band keyboardist for Carnival Cruise Line and subsequently worked for Princess Cruise Lines. Kurt worked for two years on four separate cruise ships, travelling to the U.S.A, Central America and Asia. This was a demanding job performing every evening and requiring strong sight reading and band leadership skills.

  • 2010 – 2012: Australian Institute of Music College
    Completed Bachelor of Music Degree – Piano major
  • 2021 – Present: University of New South Wales Currently studying a Master of Teaching degree (Secondary)
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