Kevin Richards is one of the most successful Rock vocal teachers in New York City. With past & present students ranging from Broadway singers to major recording artists, Kevin has carved a unique niche among NYC's Rock, Pop & Metal musicians.
With a career spanning over 20 years he has sang to countless thousands of people and worked with artists from Autograph, TNA, Dokken, Twisted Sister, SR-71 and with students from all over the world.
Kevin learned a lot about being onstage, not only by toiling away on the local club circuit averaging 150 shows per year in the mid/late 1980's, but while touring the Far East and Europe in 1996 as lead singer in his rock band 'Tooth & Nail'. A tour that was highlighted by an appearance at an outdoor music festival in Seoul, Korea in front of 16,000 people opening for label mates 'Royal Hunt'. “You learn what works and what doesn't work pretty quickly with that many shows, in front of that many people; it ended up being a great classroom and proving ground for me,” says Kevin.
With this multi-layered background under his feet, Kevin definitely has something to offer other performers who simply want to be better, not only vocally but professionally. "I've learned by doing, and know the importance of connecting with an audience. If the audience doesn't enjoy watching you, then what's the point of them seeing you live?"
He sums up his vocal teaching style this way, "I want to help singers and musicians of all types deliver the best performances they can by engaging, maintaining and delivering a great show night after night. I've learned a lot in my many years in this crazy business, and I'm excited about passing that on to any artist that wants to excel as a performer."
Kevin was awarded the coveted "Subject Matter Expert" by the #1 community for singers, "The Modern Vocalist". He is very honored to be included into such a noble group of voice teachers.
Kevin founded 'Rock the Stage' in 2008 where he teaches voice and stage performance. He is also a co-founder of "Rock & Roll Boot Camp", an intensive, weekend program of seminars, master classes and one-on-one instruction in Rock & Roll for musicians and performers of all ages.
2010 saw the release of "Breaking the Chains", Kevin's groundbreaking 2 CD vocal program geared for the Rock vocalist. Kevin says about the program, "No other singing course out there is made specifically for Rock singers. This wide hole in voice instruction has now been filled with my vocal course."
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