Our Instructors

Tim Lake

Tim LakeMy name is Tim Lake and I have been teaching guitar in Reno since 1989. I am a guitar instructor and co-owner of Muzic Fuze. I give lessons to beginner through advanced students, all ages are welcome. I teach most styles of electric, bass and acoustic guitar. I have extra guitars in my studio for those people that don't want to leave their guitar in a car while at work or school. Give the gift of music to yourself or a loved one. Music encourages creativity and enhances learning ability. Learn sight reading, music theory, ear training, and soloing.

Kevin Hadsell

Kevin HadsellMy name is Kevin Hadsell and I am a piano instructor at Muzic Fuze. I have been teaching since 1988 and I specialize in teaching classical, standard, and non-standard style repertoire pieces. I have developed an innovative approach to learning in order to teach students maximum ability in the shortest possible time. All ages are welcome and I will start kids as young as three years old. Beginner through Advanced. I studied music at University of Nevada, Reno and earned an Honorary Master's Degree from Boston University. I am also a Tanglewood Music Festival Graduate.

Matt Smothers

Matt SmothersMy name is Matt Smothers and I am the drum instructor at Muzic Fuze. I have been playing and teaching drums for over 30 years. Teaching is a dream of mine, and I embrace it each and every day! I teach all styles in holding your drumsticks; rudimental drumming; music reading and terminology for snare drum; marching band; drum line; and jazz band. I also teach the foundations of Jazz, Rock, Blues, Metal, Speed Metal, Swing & Funk. All ages are welcome, beginner through advanced. I believe in mixing styles, so that you never have to compromise your creativity.

Dennis Fecko

Dennis FeckoI truly enjoy teaching music. I know that playing the guitar is a gift that can last a lifetime and that the right instructor can have a profound impact on one's life. That's why I provide a healthy, positive atmosphere for my students. All of my lessons are custom tailored to fit the needs of the student. I do not believe that 'one size fits all' when it comes to music lessons. If you are a student, your lessons will be focused on the style of music that YOU want to play and getting you the skills needed to play that style.


Cheryl DeRosa

Cheryl DeRosaCheryl DeRosa graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in violin performance. She has performed in the Lubbock Symphony, the Texas Tech Symphony, and the Huntsville Symphony in Huntsville, Alabama. She has won many fiddle contests, and has toured with and opened for several big names in the music industry. Cheryl has performed with her own band throughout the US and Canada, and in the showrooms of most of Nevada's larger casinos. Cheryl has been teaching in the Reno area since 1987. She prepares her students for auditions and performances, and year after year those of her students who audition are accepted into youth and honor orchestras. Cheryl's beginning piano students enjoy the same level of care a professionalism.


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