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Background Information

Employment History

Kent State Folk Festival

Founder and Executive Director

Fairmount School of Music

Executive Director

American Music

Affiliations

Founder
Roots of American Music

Member
Hot Djang

Co-Founder
Rock & Roll Boot Camp

Founder
Green Diamond Zephyr

Education

CH-UH High School

Cuyahoga Community College

Heights High

music

Cleveland State University

Web References (69 Total References)


Fairmount School of Music: Cleveland Heights, Ohio

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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.

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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.


Roots of American Music: Staff

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Kevin Richards: Roots of American Music: Staff

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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.
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Kevin is also the Founder and Director of the Fairmount School of Music where he has taught since 1988.


Fairmount School of Music: Cleveland Heights, Ohio

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Kevin Richards, Executive Director

Check out our Drum Class for 3 - 6 yr olds! Click on our Music Classes Link.


Cleveland International Film Festival :: March 24 - April 3, 2011 / Films

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USA | Directed by Kevin T. Richards | Running time: 71 minutes

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Kevin Richards, head of Cleveland Heights' Fairmount School of Music, launched Roots of American Music (ROAM) in 1999. It's a program that draws on the talents of his many musician friends to introduce area school kids to America's history and culture through its roots music. "Our focus is on the preservation of... info Kevin Richards, head of Cleveland Heights' Fairmount School of Music, launched Roots of American Music (ROAM) in 1999. It's a program that draws on the talents of his many musician friends to introduce area school kids to America's history and culture through its roots music. "Our focus is on the preservation of what roots music is, its diversity and ethnicity," says Richards.


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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).

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