||Dr. Ken Mahood was recently nominated
and elected for the 14th consecutive year to
the 2014 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 for 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, where he
remained for 5 years. In 2010 to the
present, Ken remains dedicated to his
private students as well as serving as
consultant to private school music programs
in Virginia and Maryland.
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 41 years ago.
Dr. Mahood's goal is to provide the best music
education for the most reasonable price.
Although Ken has outstanding education in his field
and over 40 years of teaching in both the public and
private sector, his rates are competitive with other
less experienced instructors.
Schedule of Rates
$50.00 (1 hr. session)
*Required for all new students regardless of age,
ability or background.
Please call for current tuition rates.
(all tuition is payable monthly)
Flat rate** 30 min. per wk.
Flat rate 45 min. per wk.
Flat rate 60 min. per wk.
Voice instruction*** special arrangement only
**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.
Specialized Consultation/Instruction for
Students Using Kawai Digital Pianos***
***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
1All rates are paid monthly in advanced
for one individual instruction period each week
during the calendar month.
…Now that we have your attention,
Here's a few quick pointers about
learning piano and keyboard we think you
- You don't need to practice hours a
- 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 IQ
through piano instruction.
- You CAN learn something new and
different, regardless of your age!
For more information, visit Dr. Mahood's website