Instructor profile

Brad Kuhns



What do you love about music?

It's good for the heart and mind. I love performing and teaching many genres, and it's great to see students succeed.

Who is your favorite artist?

I've always liked the raw energy of The Who.

What are your top 5 desert island albums?

Steely Dan-Aja; Big Head Todd and the Monsters-Sister Sweetly; The Who-Who's Next; Miles Davis-Kind of Blue; The Police-Regatta de Blanc

Do you play in a band or currently perform?

Brad currently performs with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Alicia Pyle Quartet, New Millennium Jazz Orchestra, David Todoran and the Mobile Homewreckers, PFW Faculty Jazz Combo, Bloody Tambourine and The Musical Mafia, and countless freelance work.



Brad is a Fort Wayne native, and a graduate of the Ball State University School of Music. Since graduating, he has performed far and wide with various groups ranging from Jazz to Rock to Orchestral to Musicals to Big Band. He currently also teaches Jazz Bass at Purdue Fort Wayne, coaches string ensembles at the middle and high school level, and teaches violin in the FW Philharmonic's Club O program. He's an avid baseball fan.