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Ken Mahood, PhD, EdD

Johnson City, TN 37604 (map)

Lessons Offered

Composition, Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

Virtual / Online

About Me

"Even Beethoven had to start someplace."

Dr Ken has two earned doctoral degrees and was former Associate Professor of music  at  several northern Virginia universities..  Ken has over 50 years of teaching and performance experience including accompanist for the late Dr. Billy Graham and performances at the White House..  Dr. Mahood is now taking  adult students in Northern Tenessee  via webcam or in-person lessons. . Evaluations can be setup at your convenience.

My Musical Education Background

B.S. Music Education (1968),   composition study with Aaron Copland (the late noted American composer (1970-71),  graduate work at Manhattan School of Music (NY),   PhD , Metropolitan University of London (1982),   Ph.D Concordia College and Univer (2001)



Genres and Subjects Taught

I have taught thousands of students over the past 50 years.  I am also one of the few instructors in Gospel Improvisation and chord study. I am now semi-retired living near Sacramento, California but teaching select students at Vintage Park Community Church in Sacramento, CA

Lesson Rates

We use a sliding scale based on student's ability, age group, and lesson period desired.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Select students who desire improvisation, chord study, theory & composition.  Please note:   collecte age, Adults and Senior Citizens accepted.

My Certifications and Awards

Marquis Who's Who® in America Award 1982-2019

Marquis Who's Who® in the World, 'Top Contributors to the Arts Award' (2017)

My Musical Influences

•Former pianist with Billy Graham Association

•Performed for two US Presidents

•Studied piano with protege´of Artur Rubinstein

•Studied composition with American composer Aaron Copland

•hundreds of custom arrangements for piano/keyboard by Ken Mahood piano  (free samples at our website at (contact me)*)


*please note website is still showing a VA address, please disregard as  location is Sacramento, California

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