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About Ken Mahood, Ph.D, Ed D

Dr. Ken Mahood was recently nominated and elected for the 9th consecutive year to the 2010 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 University of London, UK); Ph.D., (Concordia College & University; and Ed.D., (American University). He is a member of Music Educators National Conference (MENC), The Piano Guild, American College of Musicians, and the Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA). Dr. Mahood served 23 years as Associate Director of Music at Christian Fellowship Church, Loudoun County's (VA) largest church. From 2005-2009, Ken was appointed Director of Music Ministries for The Church of the Valley in Strasburg, Virginia. It was during his tenure at that position, Dr. Mahood received a License to Preach. Additionally, he also appeared regularly over WAZT-TV as guest pianist. In September of 2009, Dr. Mahood felt called to accept a position as Pianist for the newly formed First Baptist Church of Stephen City, Virginia.

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 protege of Artur Rubinstein and was the only undergraduate student appointed conductor of the university orchestra. Upon receiving dual Bachelor of Science degrees (Music Education and Planetary Astronomy), 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 the area of popular music, Ken has performed with Andy Williams, Pat Boone, and many others.

Ken has published numerous Devotionals which have been widely circulated through various independent churches and via the Internet. Ken's music endeavors have led to over 300 music arrangements for piano as well as over a dozen compact discs featuring the musical artistry of Dr. Ken Mahood.

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 longest successful kidney transplant recipients over 37 years ago.

Ken continues to teach keyboard and piano and is an 'off-campus' faculty member of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Dr. Mahood's most recent project is an innovative new series for teaching piano and keyboard using the advanced video capabilities of the Internet. Through this series, Dr. Mahood has already been helping folks across the United States and Canada discover the joy of being able to create their own music. Lastly, Ken continues to serve as a music consultant, and is active as pianist at First Baptist Church in Stephen City, Virginia.

If you have an interest in learning how much fun it is to create music, please contact Dr. Ken Mahood via the Internet at drken@musikdok.com or by phoning 703-777-6921.

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Leesburg, VA

 


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