KA Arts / Student Testimonials

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Kevin has been one of my biggest influences throughout my training. He holds the power to inspire and challenge his students in ways unthinkable.

Personally, Kevin provided me with a completely new outlook on theatre and the arts industry. He urged me to take pride in my ability as a performer, giving me the push I needed to start in the industry. With Kevin’s determination to aid and encourage, I was able to approach my art with a much stronger foundation. Not only has Kevin been a mentor to me, but he has also become a very good friend. He helped me to find reasons to say “this is why I do it”, and for that I am forever grateful to him.

I am excited for the future of KA Arts; I know Kevin will absolutely smash it.

JAMES SMITH

SINGER/SONGWRITER – VIRGIN EMI

Theres no better way, than to learn from someone who has been there, seen it and done it. Kevin’s experience in the musical theatre industry speaks for itself. He knows what preparation is needed to turn a hobby into a career as a professional in the industry!

SONNY JAY

CAPITAL FM DJ/PRESENTER - WINNER OF DANCING ON ICE 2021

Training at KA Arts was by far one of the best decisions I ever made, as it is a safe environment for children to train and make lifelong friendships.

It has also helped mould me into the performer that I always hoped I would be and provided me with the tools to further my training at Urdang Academy.

I’m very grateful to all the tutors and staff, who have given me both performance and life skills to help prepare me for a career in the industry.

FREYA KARLETTIS

TRAINING AT URDANG ACADEMY

Kevin and his tutors at KA Arts have played an integral part in my journey as a performer so far. He is a significant role model of mine and without his support I wouldn’t have had the confidence to progress into full time training at the world-renowned Laine Theatre Arts. KA Arts prepares you, not only for college auditions themselves, but how to meet the high standards of such prestigious establishments once you arrive.

With Kevin and his amazing faculty, any raw talent grows unbelievable amounts across a wide range of disciplines, so that students become a more confident and well-rounded performer. KA Arts accommodates for everyone and I feel extremely grateful to have been trained by them. The future for the talent of tomorrow looks very bright at KA Arts!

ALFIE AVES

TRAINING AT LAINE THEATRE ARTS

Training with Kevin and his faculty at KA Arts has helped me unlock my full potential and has allowed me to gain insight into what opportunities are out there in the industry. The family like atmosphere created at KA is truly 1 of a kind and has helped me build my confidence and grow significantly throughout my training there.

 

I believe the most special quality of KA Arts is the fact that the students never leave. You are always a member of KA even when you progress into Full time training. The doors of KA are always open for you to return and pass on your knowledge of training life to those younger students on the same journey.

 

I was extremely grateful to also have had the privilege to be the first ever recipient of the Colin Putz scholarship. Both Colin and Kevin are huge inspirations of mine and their training values will always be at the forefront of my mind when entering a professional training environment.

 

Without Kevin’s guidance and his incredible KA team I wouldn’t have been able to secure a place at one of the top colleges in the country. I am forever grateful for the helpful advice they have given me to continue to take the next step on my journey to persue a career in the MT industry.

LAYLA KENNEDY

TRAINING AT PERFORMERS COLLEGE

Kevin provides high quality musical theatre training. He gets to know his students individually to home their talents and ensure they can gain a place working in the industry or progressing to higher musical theatre education. Not only has he worked himself but he passes on his professionalism, performance and technique onto his students. Without Kevin’s training I wouldn’t be where I am today.

ASHLEE YOUNG

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES - OFFIE AWARD WINNER (BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL)

Kevin inspired me to join the industry & I couldn’t thank him more. Thanks to him I have made friendships for life & found an absolute passion for performing!

HOLLY EVENDEN

EUROBOAT THE MUSICAL

Kevin has been a great teacher! Also helping me get into a top dance college with a scholarship! His passion for performance is completely infectious.

Students he has helped during his teaching still keep in contact and ask for support and advice, which he is always happy to give. Any student that has Kevin as a teacher is very lucky to have him.

CHRIS WILLMORE

PRINCESS CRUISES