Kevin Michael Cripps
Kevin Michael Cripps joined the staff at Guildford School of Acting as Head of Singing in January of 2019. Previously, he taught on the Musical Theatre and Acting for Stage and Screen programmes at Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada. Kevin Michael holds an MA in the Practice of Voice and Singing from GSA, as well as a Dip. Mus from McEwan University. He is a vocal coach, music director, and actor, with acting credits including the role of Jud in Oklahoma! for Theatre Under the Stars, the Western Canadian premier of The Light in the Piazza, and the first Canadian professional regional production of Les Misérables. Highlighted music direction credits include Titanic, Children of Eden, Nine, and Peter and the Starcatcher. As a teacher, Kevin Michael draws from a range of vocal practices and pedagogies, providing a ‘multilingual’ approach to singing training and skills building.
Areas of specialism
Min: Jazz Voice
In the media
I strongly believe that teaching and learning are not a 'one-size-fits-all' experiences. It is important to embrace the uniqueness of each individual student and find a langue of learning that works for them. As such, I feel that it is important to collect pedagogy, methods, and language from a wide range of sources. No longer should singing be about which practice is the best as a general pedagogy, but which practices are the best for each student. Presenting from a range of sources allows the student to pick and choose which practices they identify with most. I refer to this as 'multilingual training'. It is about empowering the student to take ownership of their learning and providing them with the tools that they need to succeed in achieving their goals.