Kevin Fuge
Memphis, TN
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Kevin Fuge

Kevin F.

Memphis, TN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Been playing piano since age 5, flute since 4th grade and much more music encompassing a lot in the classical field, some jazz and other genres as well. I have a Master's degree in wind conducting and am fully capable of teaching any standard subject in music.

About Kevin F.

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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Jim Atherton
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Kevin pays close attention to details and helps you to get it right.

Posted Nov 8, 2020
Oscar
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thanks a lot.

Posted Oct 14, 2020
Bobby T.
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Posted Mar 31, 2020
Fisher

Can't wait to sew my sons progress over time. He had to give Kevin a big hug after the first lesson.

Posted Feb 11, 2020
Jake P.
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Posted Oct 5, 2019
Thomas
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I waited after a few lessons to give feedback. Very pleased. Kevin is full of knowledge -both relevant to music and other random fun facts! He is patient and will move at whatever pace you prefer. I look forward to continuing to improve my skills under his direction.

Posted May 4, 2019
Emily B.
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He is a good instructor. Easy to talk to.

Posted May 19, 2017
Debora
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Posted May 4, 2017
Preston Mullins
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Our son has been going to Kevin for over a year now. He is nice and great with our son. He has learned a lot during with time with Kevin and continues to grow as a student of music.

Posted Apr 26, 2017
Rhiannon L.
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Kevin is great. No problems at all. He comes to the house, and he is always on time.

Posted Jan 10, 2017
Uma V.
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Posted Oct 25, 2016
Beth D.
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I was very pleased with Kevin! He was very easy to work with regarding scheduling, communication, and teaching my son pre-algebra. My son graduated with a B average. I was very pleased with this result due to my son didn't spend an extra time learning due to his schedule.

Posted Aug 7, 2016
Whitney Y.
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Kevin is a great teacher! He is very patient, and really understands how to work with younger children.

Posted Jul 9, 2016
Ethan P.
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My son enjoys taking lessons with Kevin!

Posted Jun 4, 2016
Robert N.
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Very patient and knowledgable instructor

Posted May 5, 2016
Francine B.
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I thought Kevin was real patient with me and reassured me that I will get through this ok

Posted Apr 22, 2016
carol G.
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This was my first lesson and my instructor was very helpful. Looking forward to greater times.

Posted Apr 19, 2016
Ramy Naguib
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Kevin is very patient and knowledgeable

Posted Apr 6, 2016
Ahun V.
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Seems ok. Too early to judge the teacher

Posted Jan 27, 2016
Christina
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Kevin was very patient and understanding. Great instructor!

Posted Dec 21, 2015
Ryan Daulton
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Kevin is a very patient, reliable, supportive, and honest instructor! You will love him!

Posted Dec 6, 2015
Stefan M.
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Very helpful.

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Francy M.
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He is an excellent teacher. He is very patient. Recommend!

Posted Sep 8, 2015
Ryan Daulton
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He was very patient and accomodating. He is able to adjust to your own individual pace.

Posted Aug 8, 2015
Fangyi Z.
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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.

Posted Jun 10, 2015
Delma B.
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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!

Posted May 4, 2015
Francy M.
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Hello, Mr. Kevin is a very professional, fun teacher I will recommend him to anyone.

Posted Oct 21, 2014
Anthony B.
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Great instructor. Very knowledgeable and patient. Will recommend to others.

Posted Oct 7, 2014
Israel S.

Great teacher

Kevin shows to have musical knowledge as well as patient in his instruction. Willing to take the time to explain.

Posted Apr 29, 2013
KathyR

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.

Posted Jul 19, 2012

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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 Music
Jan 2004 - Dec 2006

Azusa Pacific University

Master of Arts in Music: Wind Conducting
Jan 2004 - Dec 2006

Azusa Pacific University

BA
Aug 1999 - May 2003

Harding University

BA music (piano performance)
Aug 1999 - May 2003

Harding University

Languages

French

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Graduate Assistantship
Aug 2005

Azusa Pacific University

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