Phone: (256) 768-2200


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music degree from Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar MO

Mr. Kevin Reese

After teaching choral music and piano classes on an adjunct basis at Florence High School for three years, Kevin became FHS's full-time choral music instructor in 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, and spent 31 years in music ministry before becoming an educator. In 2007 he instituted the Woodmont Academy of Fine Arts here in Florence and served as its director for 11 years.

He was the collaborative pianist for the Shoals Chamber Singers for two years and has played for multiple musical productions in the Shoals since settling here in 2002. A Missouri native, he has been a guest soloist and pianist for numerous events over the years in Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Alabama.

In 1995, he recorded an album of original songs which won 2nd place honors at the Gospel Music Association's prestigious Christian Artists Seminar in Estes Park, Colorado. He has performed in many musical-theatrical productions over the years and won a Best Supporting Actor award from the American Association of Community Theatre in 2001 for his role as John the Baptist/Judas in a West Memphis production of "Godspell". 

He is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the Alabama Music Educators Association. On any given day, he is bursting with pride over his choirs and students, who have garnered many honors and awards during his time at FHS.

He and his wife Corinne have three grown children (all graduates of Florence High School) with families of their own, including five ridiculously adorable grandchildren!


  • 2023-2024 Class Schedule

    8:10-9:00 (Sub coverage)

    9:05-9:55 Freshman Chorus, 2nd period

    10:00-10:50 General Chorus, 3rd period

    10:55-11:45 Reach/Lunch

    11:50-12:40 Planning Period

    12:45-1:35 Chamber Choir

    1:40-2:30 Treble Choir

    2:35-3:25 Ableworks Music Class