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Kevin T. Richards

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Executive Director

Phone: (216) ***-****  
Email: k***@***.org
Roots of American Music
3109 Mayfield Rd. #205
Cleveland Heights , Ohio 44118
United States

Company Description: ROAM strives to create exciting roots-music-based assembly and residency programs that connect to state and district standards in the arts, social studies and other...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Heights High
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • music
    Cleveland State University
  • CH-UH High School
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Web References
Staff | Roots of American Music, 6 Sept 2015 [cached]
Kevin T. Richards is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who specializes in pre-war acoustic blues, country, traditional and jazz music playing guitar, steel guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin. Kevin has shared the stage with music greats such as Robert Lockwood Jr., Jorma Kaukonen and John Hammond.
Kevin fronts the band the Spyder Stompers (Americana) and is a member of Hot Djang (gypsy jazz/swing). Recently he founded the Green Diamond Zephyr a band created to help educate and preserve music of the Great American Songbook. Kevin is ROAM's Artistic Director. He founded of ROAM in 1999 and was the chief administrator through 2015.
Kevin Richards, Artistic Director
Vocal Coach Kevin Richards - The Vox Shop - Singers and Vocalists in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, 26 May 2015 [cached]
Kevin Richards Vocal Coach Kevin Richards - The Vox Shop - Singers and Vocalists in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical
Kevin Richards
Kevin Richards
Kevin Richards is one of the most successful and well respected Rock and Pop vocal teachers in the world. With past and present students ranging from American Idol finalists, Broadway singers to major recording artists, Kevin has carved a unique niche among Rock, Pop and Metal singers/musicians all over the world.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Kevin has sang to countless thousands of people and worked with artists from Autograph, TNA, Dokken, Twisted Sister, Belladonna, Sun Red Sun 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, but while touring the Far East and Europe as lead singer in his rock band 'Eleventh Hour'. A tour that was highlighted by an appearance at an outdoor music festival in Seoul, Korea in front of 15,000 Rock music lovers. "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.
"I want to help singers and musicians deliver the best performances they can by delivering a great show night after night. Very few people out there teach that.
With this multi-layered background under his feet, Kevin definitely has something to offer other performers who simply want to be better, vocally and professionally. Of his teaching credentials Kevin says "I've learned the importance experience plays in teaching others to do what I do.
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.
Kevin currently has the third most watched channel on YouTube for singers without spending a penny on advertising..
2010 saw the release of "Breaking the Chains: The Ultimate Rock Singer's Vocal Course", Kevin's groundbreaking vocal program geared for the Rock/Pop/Metal vocalist. Kevin says about the program; "No other singing course out there was made specifically for Rock singers. A wide hole in voice instruction has now been filled with my singing course."
In January 2011, Kevin released "Vocal Fire: A Rock Singer's Warm Up" with programs like "Breathe" and "The Zen of Singing" soon to follow in 2014 and 2015.
Kevin says: "2014 and 2015 is going to be a very busy year for me with these new vocal course releases.
Kevin Richards
'The Vox Shop', started in ..., 4 April 2012 [cached]
'The Vox Shop', started in 2010 by world reknown vocal coach Kevin Richards, so that singers and speakers could have a one-stop online marketplace to purchase all the cool stuff singers and speakers need to do what they do best.
If you're in need of some personal vocal coaching consider Kevin Richards. He offers singing lessons and vocal coaching in New York City. Visit his website Rock the Stage for more details.
Founder of The Vox Shop and world reknown vocal coach, Kevin Richards offers free tips and exercises in his monthly newsletter.
The reasons for the crowds are ..., 16 Jan 2016 [cached]
The reasons for the crowds are simple, said fiddler Kevin Richards, executive director of a Cleveland Heights nonprofit called Roots of American Music, founder of the Fairmount School of Music and member of a band called The Spyder Stompers and Sugar Pie.
Cleveland, first off, is replete with musical talent. On top of that, he said, bluegrass is "the music of the people.
Turns out, that's exactly what Watterson, Richards and others are working to establish.
Roots of American Music: Staff, 21 Feb 2014 [cached]
Kevin Richards: Roots of American Music: Staff
Kevin T. Richards: Executive Director
Kevin is the founder and Executive Director of Roots of American Music. In addition, he is a vocalist and plays electric and acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin. Averaging 200 performances annually, he has appeared at the National Folk Festival and Merlefest and entertained audiences across the US in concerts, in schools on radio and television for over a quarter century.
Kevin's mastery of American roots music has lead to collaboration with the Western Reserve Historical Society and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. He created two of the Museum's outreach programs, "Blues in The Schools" and "Roots to Rock".
Kevin has shared stages with the likes of Bluegrass Hall of Famer Mac Martin (BillColleran), John Hammond, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jorma Kaukonen, Howard Armstrong, and blues Hall of Famer Robert Lockwood junior.
Kevin is also the Founder and Director of the Fairmount School of Music where he has taught since 1988.
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