Ken was born in Ipswich and was an enthusiastic singer from a young age. He studied music at Bedford College where he met his wife Penny. They began teaching in Bedfordshire where Ken was Head of a Music Department. He continued to study and gained LTCL and AmusLCM diplomas before being appointed as a Music Advisor specialising in Music Technology. He has composed and arranged numerous works and was responsible for the recordings in the acclaimed Ginn Carousel Music Scheme for primary schools. He has continued to sing and perform in local choirs and became conductor of Musica Charity Choir MK in 2018.