<p> Dr. Ken Mahood was recently nominated and elected for the 9th consecutive year to the 2009 edition of the prestigious Marquis' "Who's Who in America". Dr. Mahood has over 40 years of teaching experience. His education includes: B.S., music education (King's College); M.M, music composition (Manhattan School of Music); Ph.D, music theory (Metropolitan Univ. of London, UK); Ph.D, (Concordia College & Univ; and Ed.D, (American Univ). He is a member of Music Educators National Conf. (MENC), Piano Guild, American College of Musicians, and the Virginia Music Teachers Assoc. (VTMA). Dr. Mahood served 25 years as Assoc. Director of Music at Christian Fellowship Church, Loudoun County's (Va) largest church. In 2005, Dr. Ken was appointed Director of Music at The Church of the Valley in Strasburg, Virginia, one of the fastest growing churches in the Shenandoah Valley. He also appears regularly over WAZT-TV as guest pianist.</p>
<p>In the area of performance, Ken has a unique combination of performance experience in the three major areas of music: classical (serious music), sacred (gospel music), and popular music. Ken began his studies of the piano at age 6 and organ at age 10. While in college he studied piano under the protégé of Artur Rubinstein and was the only undergraduate student to be associate conductor of the university orchestra. Upon receiving dual BS degrees, Ken studied music composition with noted American composer Aaron Copland. Dr. Mahood's achievements include performances for Billy Graham Crusades, Ambassadors of the Organization of American States (OAS), before members of the United Nations, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and US President George Bush. In area of popular music, Ken has performed with Andy Williams, Pat Boone, Tony Bennett, and many others. From 1980 until 1990, Dr Mahood presented his own unique concert series, "Chosen to Live". This highly acclaimed series featured Ken performing significant classical and sacred works interwoven with his own real life trauma as one of the most successful kidney transplant recipients over 33 years ago.</p>
<p>Dr. Mahood's goal is to provide the best music education for the most reasonable price.<br /> <br /> Although Ken has outstanding education in his field and over 35 years of teaching in both the public and private sector, his rates are competitive with other less experienced instructors. <strong><br /> <br /> </strong>Schedule of Rates<strong><br /> <br /> Evaluation</strong>* <br /> $50.00 (1 hr. session)<br /> ($25.00 for additional hour or part thereof).<br /> *Required for all new students regardless of age, ability or background.<br /> <br /> <strong>Lesson Rates</strong>1 <br /> <br /> Please call for current tuition rates.<br /> (all tuition is payable monthly) <br /> Flat rate** 30 min. per wk. <br /> Flat rate 45 min. per wk. <br /> Flat rate 60 min. per wk. <br /> Voice instruction*** special arrangement only<br /> **Flat rate: The student is provided with one individual instruction period per week. When a month has 5 weeks of lessons, the fifth week is free.<br /> *** Voice Instruction is available on a strictly limited basis as an adjunct study and only for those already enrolled in keyboard or piano disciplines.<br /> <br /> <strong>Specialized Consultation/Instruction for Students Using Kawai Digital Pianos</strong><br /> <br /> please call <br /> 30 minute period each week per month*** <br /> 45 minute period each week per month<br /> 60 minute period each week per month <br /> <br /> ***Dr. Mahood is a leading expert on the Kawai Digital Piano and has been sought out by many other instructors, musicians, and piano dealers for his ability to provide comprehensive teaching specifically geared to Kawai digital instruments. This instruction is geared to combine a music learning program (suitable for beginners or advanced) integrated with learning the highly advanced nuances of the Kawai digital instrument system.<br /> <br /> 1All rates are paid monthly in advanced for one individual instruction period each week during the calendar month.</p> …Now that we have your attention,
<p>Here's a few quick pointers about learning piano and keyboard we think you should know.</p> You don't need to practice hours a day. You don't get a boring session of "don't do this" or "don't do that". You DO really learn how to have fun at the keyboard. You CAN experience the fun of making your own music. You CAN increase your basic IQ2 through piano instruction. You CAN learn something new and different, regardless of your age!
<p> For more information, visit Dr. Mahood's website <a href="http://www.kenmahood.com">www.kenmahood.com</a> </p>