One Little Song is a private teaching studio that offers lessons in voice, guitar, beginner piano, theory and songwriting. We are passionate about music education and our wonderful community, and strive to instil a love of music in all our students and encourage all levels of creative expression.
With a Bachelor degree in Jazz Performance from Western Australian Academy Of Performing Arts, Brooke's work in music education specialises in voice, guitar, theory, ear training and songwriting. As well as over twenty years of provate teaching experience, she currently lectures in Voice, Music Business and Songwriting at Box Hill Institute, and was 2IC and Senior Lecturer in the Contemporary Music and Songwriting department at JMC Academy, lecturing in Music Theory, Ear Training, Lyric and Songwriting, Vocal Study and Ensemble Study.
As a songwriter, performer and bandleader, Brooke released her debut album, Poor Virginia with her band, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds in August 2013, an EP called Never’s Gonna Take Too Long in December 2015 and her most recent album The Way You Leave was released October 2017. In 2015, she received a Creative Victoria grant to spend a month in Nashville working as a songwriter and exploring the publishing industry in the US and in 2016, Brooke won the Darebin Music Feast Songwriters Award for her song, Never’s Gonna Take Too Long. Brooke also performs as a member of Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission, The Furbelows, The Canyon Callers and more. She was the music director of the If You See Her, Say Hello choir.
She has worked as a songwriting mentor for secondary students and one of her students went on to win Triple J Unearthed High as well as the Vanda & Young Songwriting Award. It is a passion of Brooke's to work with young songwriters and she has recently worked as a mentor for the Push Songs program and Girls Rock Camp Melbourne.