at the Boston Conservatory of Music and the Berklee College of Music provided him with a traditional approach to teaching
and performing music. Ken's personal philosophy allows for innovation, motivation, new concepts and real world
experience. Ken says: "Students find my approach fresh
and motivating. Most importantly, they learn. Many of my former students are employed as band directors
and music educators in schools and colleges or as professional musicians in the music industry."
His experience as a teacher includes college and high school concert bands, jazz
bands, and marching and pep bands. He has taught music fundamentals, theory, arranging, orchestration and basic musicianship,
as well as music appreciation, music history, jazz history, jazz improvisation, and instrumental performance.
College faculty assignments have included The University of North Carolina at Wilmington,
Chaffey College, Cerritos College, Saddleback College,
University of LaVerne, Cal State Fullerton, Orange Coast Community College, Mt. San Antonio College, Mt. San Jacinto College, and Southwestern
Community College. High school assignments have included Professional Entertainers
Academy (Hollywood), Hemet School District (California), Dos
Pueblos High School (California),
and Charleston County School of the Arts. He currently teaches private lessons for lower brass students
in the Charleston, South Carolina, area.
In addition to his teaching, Ken has been a professional trombone player,
band leader, and film and television music coordinator. His expertise includes musical theater, studio recording, solo
performance, and jazz ensemble playing. Employers have included CBS, Warner Brothers, NBC, Quinn-Martin, Glenn-Glenn Sound, Lorimar, Walt Disney Studios, Spelling-Goldberg, Glenn Miller Orchestra,
The Platters, and other major producers. Presently, he performs with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Joe Clarke Big Band, and other local groups.