Music Teacher's 'Get Naked, Sing Better' Ploy Actually Works

Tacoma Community College music instructor Kevin Gausepohl has some unconventional ideas about vocal instruction. But let's not dismiss them out of hand.

Gausepohl allegedly told a Gig Harbor High School student he was conducting a study on how sexual arousal affects vocal ranges. The girl, 17 at the time, was attending the college as part of the Running Start program.She complied with some of his requests to strip naked or touch herself during private voice lessons at the college, court records show.

Other students told investigators Gausepohl approached them about being part of the study, court records show. They declined.

The girl in question A colleague told investigators she "has nothing but the highest respect for [Gausepohl] and hopes he comes back very soon." But he says he went ahead and resigned so he could take care of his sick wife.

Everything written here is reportedly true.

[Tacoma News Tribune. Photo of not this music teacher: Shutterstock]