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Lagond Music School

9 Haven Street

Elmsford, New York 10523

United States

Company Description

Lagond Music School, located in Elmsford, New York, is a charitable not-for-profit organization dedicated to music education and live music performance, serving a diverse community of students throughout Westchester and surrounding counties. Lagond Musi ... more

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Background Information


Bachelor of Music degree


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Faculty Bios : Lagond Music [cached]

Russ Defilippis (Guitar)

Russ Defilippis Russ' love of music began at an early age, and at the age of 10 he convinced his parents to enroll him in guitar lessons under the guidance of Joe Amplo. Russ started his first band in high school, drawing ideas from the great jazz groups and their most well-known guitarists: Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Martino, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, and Joe Pass.
Russ also studied with jazz pianist Charles Banocos for many years.
In 1988 Russ earned the position of assistant to George Benson, assisting with his Warner Brothers Records releases of "Tenderly," "Big Boss Band," and "Love Remembers.

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Russ DeFilippis

Russ DeFilippis - A musician since the age of ten, Russ DeFilippis was admitted after high school to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, majoring in Applied Performance.While a student at Berklee he had the honor of being taught and coached by three dedicated guitarists and educators: William Leavitt, Mark French and Mick Goodrick.
Upon graduation from Berklee and receiving a Bachelor of Music degree, Russ was offered and accepted position as a teacher in the college's guitar department.
Working hard throughout the 1970's, 80's, and 90's, Russ recorded and toured with such diverse musicians as Bob Hope, Dick Clark, Joey Bishop, Martha Reeves, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Anthony, Bobby Rydell, Lou Christie, The Drifters, The Crystals, The Shirells, and George Benson, to name a few.
In 2002, Russ joined forces with fellow guitarist John Tropea, and co-founded a jazz trio featuring, at different times, bassists Mike Richmond, Nicki Parrot, Cameron Brown, and Jay Leonhart.

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