Ken was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and lived in Ottawa for eighteen years before returning to Nova Scotia. Since age 14, Ken has been a musician and pursued early musical training and practical experience. Just a few orchestral engagements include: the National Arts Centre Orchestra, CBC orchestras under the direction of Ron Milne, Champ Champagne, Bert Carriere, CJOH Television, ATV Halifax, CBC Halifax Music Maritimes producer Jack Sorenson.
As a composer, Ken has written several film and radio scores: “Fanyan The Wizard” (Steven Freygood), “The Medium Gets The Message” (Robert Mariner), “Moses Cody” (NFB), “Tara’s Mulch Garden” (NFB), “Just One of The Boys” (NFB), “The Plot Thickens” (NFB).
Ken has held a position at Acadia University for more than twenty years, teaching Classical guitar, Jazz guitar, popular and functional guitar, and electric bass. During this period Ken held a part time position as Jazz guitar instructor at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. Ken taught guitar for 14 years through the Halifax City Schools music department and the Division of Continuing Education and was Head of the Guitar Department for 5 years at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts in Halifax.