Who is this guy????
Richard Tuttle is celebrating his 23rd year of teaching music at Ada-Borup. During that time, he has had the opportunity to reach students of all ages from kindergartners to high school seniors. Whatever the grade level or group, his goal is always the same: to help all students reach their full potential. Some of his accomplishments are:
- 2005 Featured on front page of Fargo Forum and KVRR Fox News for my composition titled, The Black Sands of Iwo Jima
- 2008 called “best pep band in Minnesota” by John Millea, sports writer of the Star Tribune
- 2009 pep band featured on KARE 11 News, Morning Edition of Minnesota Public Radio, and KFAI 90.3 / 106.7 FM
- 2010 jazz band wins “best of day” at ensemble contest
- 2011 Featured on front page of Fargo Forum for innovative use of computers in our band program
- 2013 created and posted 297 instructional videos from an instrumental curriculum he developed for flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, french horn, trombone, bass guitar, and guitar
In 1998, Richard earned his Master of Music Education degree from the University of North Dakota. As an educator, he is known for his tireless work ethic, his talent as a composer/arranger, his adeptness with the latest technology, his ability and desire to promote music, the Ada-Borup School system, and the surrounding community. Outside of teaching, Richard serves as worship leader and elder of the SonRise EFree Church. Alex, his oldest son and Marine veteran, lives in Ada with his wife, Alauna and their two children: Chloe & Caleb (who are grandpa’s pride and joy). Evan, his second oldest son and Navy veteran, lives in Hawaii (a place Richard would love to visit). Dexter, his oldest step son is stationed at Fort Sam Houston training to be a Dental Assistant for the United States Navy. Currently, Richard lives in Ada with his wife, Rachel, and his youngest step son, Zach.