I’ve been a musician all my life, playing piano since the age of three, and trumpet since the age of seven. Since retiring from my day job as an IT professional in the media/entertainment industry, I’ve become a full-time professional musician, performing on piano, and teaching, accompanying, and arranging. Please explore this site to find out how I can be at your service!
I play beautiful music in the “cocktail piano” style, which is suitable for wedding receptions, business retreats, office parties, art gallery showings, restaurants, and so many other functions. I know hundreds of popular songs, as well as classical music by Brahms, Debussy, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Pachelbel, and others, and I’m open to learning any new song you might want for a special occasion.
My trio North Shore can augment the piano with elegant support from acoustic stand-up bass and tasteful drums.
I work with singer Catherine Barker in our collaboration CC’s Songs and Keys. Please feel free to explore our site.
I play piano in the rhythm section of many local big bands, including The George Lake Big Band, The Royals, Swing Street,and the Classic Swing Orchestra. I’ve guested with the Brian Rose Band, the Don MacArthur Band, Big Winds, and the Merenger Band. I also play in Ed Morton’s bands the Jazz Cats and the Gig Brothers. My reading, experience, and positive energy are why I’m in such big demand.
I am an experienced music teacher, and I can provide lessons and coaching in piano and brass instruments for students young and old. I recently became a member of the faculty of Guitar Workshop Plus, the ultimate experience in music education.
Accompanist – “Comps by Ken”
I’ve been accompanying choirs and vocal and instrumental recitalists for years, and have developed a growing library of recorded accompaniments. If you’d like me to be your accompanist, we can work out a rehearsal plan that fits YOUR schedule. What’s more, I’ve recorded many of my accompaniments for students to use in practice. Please explore my growing accompaniments page.