Kevin Fuge

Kevin F.

Memphis, TN
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Gaming

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This is kind of a broad topic, but I play a wide variety of games and enjoy many aspects of them, from chess to card games to that blasted Minesweeper! Want to know why you never land on Boardwalk in Monopoly? We can talk about that too!
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About

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Kevin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5 to 80

Teaching since:
September 2004

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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24 Reviews

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Emily B. May 19, 2017
Piano · In home

He is a good instructor. Easy to talk to.

Debora May 4, 2017
Piano · Online

Preston Mullins Apr 26, 2017
Piano · In studio

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.

Rhiannon L. Jan 10, 2017
Piano · In home

Kevin is great. No problems at all. He comes to the house, and he is always on time.

Uma V. Oct 25, 2016
Piano · Online

Beth D. Aug 7, 2016
Pre Algebra · Online

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.

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Whitney Y. Jul 9, 2016
Piano · In home

Kevin is a great teacher! He is very patient, and really understands how to work with younger children.

Ethan P. Jun 4, 2016
Piano · In home

My son enjoys taking lessons with Kevin!

Robert N. May 5, 2016
Piano · In home

Very patient and knowledgable instructor

Francine B. Apr 22, 2016
Piano · Online

I thought Kevin was real patient with me and reassured me that I will get through this ok

carol G. Apr 19, 2016
Piano · Online

This was my first lesson and my instructor was very helpful. Looking forward to greater times.

Ramy Naguib Apr 6, 2016
Piano · In home

Kevin is very patient and knowledgeable

Ahun V. Jan 27, 2016
Piano · Online

Seems ok. Too early to judge the teacher

Christina Dec 21, 2015
French · Online

Kevin was very patient and understanding. Great instructor!

Ryan Daulton Dec 6, 2015
Piano · In studio

Kevin is a very patient, reliable, supportive, and honest instructor! You will love him!

Stefan M. Nov 30, 2015
Piano · In home

Very helpful.

Francy M. Sep 8, 2015
Piano · Online

He is an excellent teacher. He is very patient. Recommend!

Ryan Daulton Aug 8, 2015
Piano · In home

He was very patient and accomodating. He is able to adjust to your own individual pace.

Fangyi Z. Jun 10, 2015
Piano · In studio

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

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

Hello, Mr. Kevin is a very professional, fun teacher I will recommend him to anyone.

Anthony B. Oct 7, 2014
Piano · In studio

Great instructor. Very knowledgeable and patient. Will recommend to others.

Israel S. Apr 29, 2013
Piano ·

Great teacher

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

KathyR Jul 19, 2012
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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.

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