Ken started on cornet at the age of 9 with the Frankston Citizens Band and by the age of 14 was playing tenor horn and being tutored on french horn by Jack Raines (MSO).
Ken joined the Dandenong City Band at 16 playing EEb Bass under the baton of Doug Trottman and the tutorage of John Butler (MSO).
At different times Ken has been section leader of the Victorian Youth Symphonic Band under George Logie Smith, deputy Tuba of the Victorian Concert Orchestra, and along with Peter Sykes and Peter Wish-Wilson one of the 3 CC Tubas in the Melbourne Tuba Band.
Ken has played for many light opera productions. A highlight of his musical experiences was playing with the Melbourne Philharmonic at the Palais Theatre for Rudolf Nureyev’s performance of Romeo and Juliet.
Ken was leading towards a professional career in music however bad timing, bad luck, and bad hearing made him give up those plans in his early 20’s. He has no regrets of this as he has had some amazing musical experiences none the less.
Ken is a Dandenong Band Life Member and holder of the VBL Merit Badge and is currently making a comeback (of sorts!) on tuba after a six year break!