Kevin was born in St. Cloud, MN and raised in Baltimore, MD. As a child, he pursued music and dance formally at Peabody School of Music and Dance, and Kinetics Dance Theatre, in addition to private piano lessons and pedagogy.
Kevin expanded his formal studies at both universities and conservatories in Virginia, New York and France, most notably on scholarship through Hamilton College at the Sorbonne (Paris III, Paris VII) in Paris, France and later at the La Rochelle Conservatory in La Rochelle, France.
As a student in La Rochelle, Kevin studied the songs and tablature of Baroque and Medieval writers, specializing in 8-course Lute, Harpsichord and Counter-tenor under the tutelage of instructor Hervé Carasmel.
Kevin studied poetry formally from an early age in both France and the United States. After pursuing language arts at James Madison University in Virginia, he received a scholarship through Hamilton College to study at the Sorbonne (Paris III, Paris VII) and at L'Institut Catholique in Paris, FR. While a student in France, Kevin was hired to teach English and writing at Lycée Pasteur in Neuilly-sur-Seine, FR and at Lycée Fenelon in La Rochelle, FR. In addition, he served as head proctor of the TOEFL exams at centers in St. Cloud and Clignacourt in Paris, FR.
Kevin writes original songs in French in addition to covering several French songwriters. His favorites are Edith Piaf, Jacques Dutronc, Charles Aznavour, Michel Fugain, Georges Brassens, Serge Gainsbourg and Jacques Brel. More than likely you'll hear at least 5-6 French songs, if not more, in his music set -
If you speak or read a little French, here are the lyrics from one of Kevin's original French songs. Please feel free to correct his grammar, if necessary - the French always do!
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