Galaxy owner, Russell McLaughlin, is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Atlanta, GA. A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Russell is a full-blown devotee to the world of music – and explores as many avenues as the universe will permit; specializing in performance – both live, and in-studio. His auditory adventures have taken him across the southeast, to the west coast, to New England, and back down south again. Russell has worn many hats along the way, including those of teacher; ensemble, clinic, & workshop leader; composer and producer of music for animation, film, radio & other media; and performer in coffeehouses, clubs, & theaters across the country.
In 2012, he founded The Instructors, an all-star group of Atlanta’s most sought-after session musicians; whose style is an eclectic blend of reggae, funk, and jazz music. A veteran road-warrior, Russell has had the privilege of sharing the stage with the likes of The Wailers, The English Beat, Ludacris, and Sugar Ray – in addition to countless other bands and songwriters.
As a teacher, he creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere. He teaches private lessons and group classes, specializing in: Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums & Percussion, Songwriting, Music Theory, Ear Training, Music Production, Composing, & Improvisation.