Steve Russo is an internationally known communicator, prolific author, Radio/TV host and professional drummer. He has been featured on ABC, CBS and NBC news broadcasts, as well as “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel. Steve is a member of the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards) and is a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program.

Steve has spoken to teenagers and parents in the United States, Canada and in 25 other countries. He has a unique way to connect with, engage and influence his audiences with his background as a professional drummer. Steve is currently sponsored by the following equipment manufacturers: DW Drums, SABIAN Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks and Evans Drum heads.


In his “Choices” assembly program, Steve draws on example after example from his own experiences, from nightclub gigs while still in high school – to studio work – to entertaining some of the top names in movies and television.

Teens respond positively and decisively as they identify with his lifestyle values and apply them in their own lives. Steve dramatically reinforces the need for value-driven personal relationships and for completing high school successfully.

He contrasts these with the disastrous damage to relationships as a result of poor choices with things like drug use, alcohol abuse, violence, pre-marital sex and suicide. Steve concludes each assembly with five practical ways to make better choices.

The over-arching theme of Steve’s assembly program for junior high, middle school and high school students is “how you choose to live today will determine how you live tomorrow.” He is able to easily adapt his assembly for different age groups and to bring special emphasis for programs like MADD, DARE, Every 15 Minutes, Red Ribbon Weeks and Kick Butts/Smoke Out weeks.

Steve Russo travels from California