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Mr. Kevin T. Richards

Founder and Executive Director

Fairmount School of Music

HQ Phone: (216) 321-5868

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Fairmount School of Music

3473 Fairmount Boulevard

Cleveland, Ohio 44118

United States

Company Description

Music lessons serving Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, University Heights, Beachwood, Pepper Pike, and Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Including strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, guitars and voice. ... more

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Executive Director

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Ben studied guitar in high school at Fairmount school of Music with Matthew Ablan, a former FSM teacher and Kevin Richards.

Mr. Kevin Richards: Guitars - BMus: Cleveland State
Kevin is the founder and Executive Director of The Fairmount School of Music. Passionate about bringing American Roots Music into the Cleveland schools, he is the founder of Roots of American Music, a non-profit organization that teaches American history through the Blues, Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz. He also teaches private guitar lessons in all styles.

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Kevin Richards: Roots of American Music: Staff

Kevin T. Richards: Executive Director
Kevin is the founder and Executive Director of Roots of American Music. In addition, he is a vocalist and plays electric and acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin. Averaging 200 performances annually, he has appeared at the National Folk Festival and Merlefest and entertained audiences across the US in concerts, in schools on radio and television for over a quarter century.
Kevin's mastery of American roots music has lead to collaboration with the Western Reserve Historical Society and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. He created two of the Museum's outreach programs, "Blues in The Schools" and "Roots to Rock".
Kevin has shared stages with the likes of Bluegrass Hall of Famer Mac Martin (BillColleran), John Hammond, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jorma Kaukonen, Howard Armstrong, and blues Hall of Famer Robert Lockwood junior.
Kevin is also the Founder and Director of the Fairmount School of Music where he has taught since 1988.

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Kevin Richards, Executive Director

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Kevin Richards

Kevin is the founder and Executive Director of the Fairmount School of Music and its educational outreach arm, Roots of American Music. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Kevin plays electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, fiddle and banjo. Praised by the Cleveland Free Times as, "one of the most sought-after artist/educators in Ohio," Kevin gives hundreds of performances annually and has entertained audiences in concerts and schools, and on radio and television for more than 25 years.
His mastery of American roots music has led to collaborations with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's education department, including the popular Blues in the Schools and Roots to Rockprograms. Blues in the Schools was chosen by the Musicians Performance Trust Fund as one of the top 10 educational programs in North America and was featured in two films, Keeping the Music Alive, shown on PBS in 1999, and American Roots Music, which appeared on PBS in 2001.
He has released three CDs, The First String Band (1995) and One Night at the Spider (1997), Ragged But Right (2006).

Features - The Heights Observer [cached]

ROAM was founded in 1998 by Cleveland Heights resident Kevin Richards. Richards majored in music at Cleveland State University and also worked at Dick Lurie Guitars for several years as a salesman and a guitar instructor. Then, in 1988, he founded the Fairmount School of Music, which is still located on Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights. "I was teaching private, one-on-one guitar classes to musicians who were upper- and middle-class folks," Richards said.

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