Kevin Fuge

Kevin F.

Memphis, TN
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Levels taught:

    Kevin teaches

    5 & 60

    Teaching since

    September 2004

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    12/9/2014

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    About Kevin

    Overview

    I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance.

    I have taught private lessons for several years now and I love every moment with my students! I have a real passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others, both failures and successes. I believe everyone has creative potential, and I believe music is a real universal art form that anyone can tap into if they want. Above all, making and creating music should also be fun!

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I try to keep my lessons professional but comfortable too. I don't yell at students for messing up or anything like that. I usually have an agenda but am willing to adjust and compromise if the situation dictates. If you don't have a curriculum in mind, I like Alfred's piano courses, but will do my best to find one that fits you as a student best. My initial goals are to make sure the basics of reading music and performing are set so that no matter what musical avenue you want to pursue, you will be successful. I do specialize in classical music but enjoy creating and playing in other genres as well.

    I now also offer lessons online, as well as tutoring in most math areas!

    ***CANCELLATION POLICY***
    I kindly ask for 24 hour notice whenever possible if a lesson is going to be missed. Generally speaking, if I don't hear from a student and their lesson time passes I will mark the lesson as missed, but I am also usually more than willing to make up the lesson at a later time.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    I have a piano keyboard at my home.

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    I would expect students to have their own instruments as needed, as well as music paper, pencils, etc. I may be able to provide some of those materials on occasion as well as some books/recordings, but will by and large expect students to purchase those for themselves.

    *** Specialties ***
    I am much more familiar with classical styles and Broadway. My music writing style tends to be somewhere between neo-classical and avant-garde.

    ***Blog Posts***
    http://takelessons.com/blog/playing-the-piano-common-struggles

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    Experience

    Private Teacher

    Mar 2010 - Present
    Takelessons.com

    Provide private piano instruction for young children, teens, and adults. Accompany vocal and instrumental soloists. Maintain electronic records of individual lessons to ensure continuity and billing.

    Tutor

    Mar 2014 - Sep 2014
    Private Studio

    Present on demand tutoring and instruction for students of all grade levels and subjects. Maintain records of student achievement and needs and personal timecard verification. Utilized online interactive resource to administer structured learning in a timely fashion.

    Adjunct Instructor

    Aug 2012 - May 2014
    Victory University

    Present instruction in Basic Mathematics using both on campus, hybrid and Dual Enrollment classes. Plan syllabus for duration of course determined in part by department and student needs; design and facilitate testing and coursework measurement

    Adjunct Instructor

    Jul 2011 - Dec 2012
    Concorde Career College

    Present instruction in College Algebra and Basic Mathematics for career track students. Plan syllabus for duration of course determined in part by department and student needs; design and facilitate testing and coursework measurement. Provide individual and group tutoring. Assist with providing foundation documentation for accreditation.

    Substitute Teacher

    Jan 2011 - May 2011
    Kelly Services

    Taught at area private and charter schools. Followed regular teacher’s lesson plans to assist students’ learning. Maintain thorough record of the day’s activities.

    Band Director

    Jul 2007 - Jun 2008
    Memphis City Schools

    Conducted, taught and coordinated beginner and intermediate level small ensembles and provided music appreciation instruction for large freshman class at an inner-city school. Managed inventory and budget and communicated appropriately with students, parents and faculty. Assisted with other school functions and department meetings.

    Graduate Assistant

    Jan 2004 - Dec 2006
    Azusa Pacific University

    Assist Donovan Gray, DMA in preparation of material for university wind ensembles. Create and maintain catalog of recorded music. Provide accompaniment and support for choral ensembles, individual vocalists and instrumentalists for rehearsals and performance. Offer guidance and direction to undergraduate students in piano technique and music theory. Supervised university equipment and facilities after regular business hours. Other duties as assigned.

    Education

    Master of Arts in Music: Wind Conducting

    Jan 2004 - Dec 2006
    Azusa Pacific University

    Master of Music

    Jan 2004 - Dec 2006
    Azusa Pacific University

    BA music (piano performance)

    Aug 1999 - May 2003
    Harding University

    BA

    Aug 1999 - May 2003
    Harding University

    Languages Spoken

    French

    Limited Proficiency

    Awards

    Graduate Assistantship

    Aug 2005
    Azusa Pacific University
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    7 Reviews on Kevin F.

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    Ryan Daulton Aug 8, 2015
    Piano · In home
    Verified Student
    He was very patient and accomodating. He is able to adjust to your own individual pace.
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    Fangyi Z. Jun 10, 2015
    Piano · In studio
    Verified Student
    Kevin had been my teacher for piano and music composition until I left Memphis. As a person, Kevin is very kind. He has naturally gentle personality. As a music teacher, he is knowledgeable and patient, with great musicmanship and sincere love of music. He points out where I could do better, but never criticize. He helped me improving my piano playing to a higher level of techniques and musicality. I learned a whole lot from him also on music theory and composition. The lessons were both pleasurable and rewarding. I really miss the lessons with him and will highly recommend him to anyone.
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    Delma B. May 4, 2015
    Piano · Online
    Verified Student
    Kevin is great. He is very patient, understanding, friendly and very kind. He is and was always willing to work with my schedule and always had good feedback. He never made me feel like I was doing things wrong. He always was very encouraging. I can't wait to take classes again with him. thanks!
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    Francy M. Oct 21, 2014
    Piano · Online
    Verified Student
    Hello, Mr. Kevin is a very professional, fun teacher I will recommend him to anyone.
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    Anthony B. Oct 7, 2014
    Piano · In studio
    Verified Student
    Great instructor. Very knowledgeable and patient. Will recommend to others.
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    Israel S. Apr 29, 2013
    Piano
    Verified Student
    Great teacher

    Kevin shows to have musical knowledge as well as patient in his instruction. Willing to take the time to explain.
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    KathyR Jul 19, 2012
    Very kind and patient

    Kevin has been a great first-time music teacher for Mia. He has a very gentle manner and is very kind and patient with her. I would definitely recommend him a a piano teacher for others.