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Ken McGloin

Musician, Educator, Music Producer: Ken has been a working musician since the age of 14. “it was the first regular job I ever had. I’ve always made my living playing music.” 

Some of the earliest songs he learned when his mother got him an electric, semi-hollow guitar at the age of 12, were of old blues recordings by Mississippi Fred McDowell and Freddie King records. 

Though heavily steeped in the Blues and Rock ‘n Roll, his primary focus shifted toward jazz during high school and led him to the prestigious University of Miami music program. 

His music education also included master classes with jazz greats Dave Holland, Larry Coryell, Dave Burns, Chuck Wayne, and John Abercrombie. He ventured into classical guitar, studying under Enrique Gardano.

Ken is an accomplished and virtuosic player, able to play many styles with an authentic feel and appreciation of what makes each valid in its own way. He has led bands ranging from swing to hip-hop, folk to funk, and his “hard-core alternative” band, Lunchmeat, played the main stage at the 1994 25th Anniversary Woodstock Festival. 

He is a film and TV composer with credits that include popular TV shows such as “The Real World”, “Road Rules” and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to name a few.

As the musical director of “Face The Music”, an innovative team building company that uses music to inspire and enhance employee work performance, he has helped sales and management teams, administrators and researchers at Fortune 500 companies to improve the way they do business.

One day, as a student in music theory class, he was asked by his Professor to teach guitar to his fellow students. This led Ken to discover a new talent: teaching.

Ken has been teaching guitar, bass, ukulele, and music composition & technology to students from age 5 to 75 for the past 30 years. 

His students are able to explore a diverse range of music while pursuing their individual goals. 

He currently provides private music instruction to children and adults in the Mid-Hudson Valley at his studio in Rosendale, NY.

Currently, Ken is teaching music at both High Meadow and Poughkeepsie Day School. 

Ken McGloin

State University of New York at New Paltz - Bachelor of Science 1980-1984 
University of Miami 1979-1980

State University of New Paltz 1987 Music Adjunct

Poughkeepsie Day School
1994- 1995 Music Adjunct
1996- 2000 Music Teacher
2000- Present Music Director "Face the Music"
2002- 2009 Music Department Head
2010- 2017 Head of Music Adjunct
2017- Present Music Adjunct

High Meadow School
2011- Present Music Teacher/Adjunct

Performer- 1980- current (internationally)
Recording projects as musician and or producer
with Dean Jones :
Froggins and Bug - Dessert Island – featured performer
Rock Paper Scissor
Dog on Fleas: Fairly Good Songs for Fairly Good Kids/ the Bestest of the Best/ When I Get Little/ Cranberry Sauce Flotilla

Frances England - Blink of an Eye 
Joanie Leeds - Bandwagon
Okee Dokee Brothers - Can You Canoe - GRAMMY Winner 2015
Michael and the Rockness Monsters - self-titled cd/ Funny Faces/Monster's Ball
Charlie Hope - Sing as We Go/ Songs for Little Ones/ Sing a Festive Song Put it any way
Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke - Pleased to Meet You/ Animal Tales
Mi Amigo Hamlet - Happyland is Tierra Feliz
Debbie Lan- Grenadilla
Your Work is Your Song – Face The Music
Amy Fradon
White Boys on Swing
DMP – Everyone's looking at you
Lunch Meat
Mark Brown - Uncle Buckle/ Skin and Bone

Dance Accompaniment: Bard College 2019 -

TV/ Movie - composer
MTV: Real World/ Road Rules
Various Cable Networks
Teresa Is A Mother

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