Kevin Fuge

Kevin F.

Memphis, TN

About Kevin F.

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Kevin teaches: Ages 5 to 80
Teaching since: September 2004

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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Intro!

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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16 Reviews on Kevin F.

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Robert N. May 5, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very patient and knowledgable instructor
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Francine B. Apr 22, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
I thought Kevin was real patient with me and reassured me that I will get through this ok
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carol G. Apr 19, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
This was my first lesson and my instructor was very helpful. Looking forward to greater times.
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Ramy Naguib Apr 6, 2016
Piano · In home
Kevin is very patient and knowledgeable
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Ahun V. Jan 27, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Seems ok. Too early to judge the teacher
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Christina Dec 21, 2015
French · Online
Kevin was very patient and understanding. Great instructor!
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Ryan Daulton Dec 6, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Kevin is a very patient, reliable, supportive, and honest instructor! You will love him!
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Stefan M. Nov 30, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very helpful.
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Francy M. Sep 8, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
He is an excellent teacher. He is very patient. Recommend!
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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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