Ken is an acclaimed guitar instructor, college educated and professional musician and has found himself in just about every musical situation conceivable. He maintains a busy schedule of teaching, recording and live dates. Performing and composing with his jazz/fusion trio, Slice of Pi, they are currently recording a follow-up to their debut CD. Over the years Ken has performed with a wide range of artists and bands. He is involved with studio recording projects, commercial music, television and movie scores, and has written guitar method books addressing improvisation and theory for the guitar.
Having studied Jazz & Classical guitar at Wayne State University and Theory & Composition at Oakland University, Ken frequently hosts clinics demonstrating technique and theory. He also studied under acclaimed guitar legends Joe Fava and Paul Abler and has had master classes with notable musicians: Joe Pass, Scott Tenant, Carlos Barbosa Lima, William Kanengiser, John Scofield, Gary Burton. He also performed with the notable musician Stu Hamm.
Currently, Ken teaches theory and guitar. Some of his many influences include Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Funk, Classical, Progressive and World music. Several notable musicians were key in Ken's development: John Coltrane, J.S. Bach, Shawn Lane, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix, Mike Stern, Allan Holdsworth, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Steve Lukather, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, Eddie Van Halen, Jon Durant, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.
He has made teaching and performing music not only a passion, but a career.