Ken Taylor O W N E R / V O C A L C O A C H
Ken Taylor is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. When he received a standing ovation at age 11 from 400 people
during his first singing performance, Ken was hooked on music. Since then, he has performed all over the
world singing various styles of music. His journeys have taken him from the west coast in LA and San
Francisco to the east coast in New York City. He traveled across the Atlantic to perform in Russia and over
the Pacific to perform on a cruise ship in the Hawaiian Islands. He has done everything from studio singing
to opera… from musical theatre to theme parks… He even once sang in a boy band. He is also a song writer,
and has performed his original music in various venues over the years.
During his high school years Ken performed in the school chorus and various ensemble groups where he
was frequently a featured soloist. He was selected to take part in the All-Southwest Honor Choir all four
years in high school and advanced each year to the All-State Honor choir as well. He has performed on
stage at the Orpheum and spent three summers as a professional entertainer singing and dancing at
Libertyland, where he was the youngest full time performer they had ever hired.
After high school, he auditioned with over 300 applicants and was awarded the prestigious Grace Moore
scholarship to attend the classical music program at the University of Tennessee. That full scholarship
provided him many additional opportunities to study, perform, and develop his vocal talents. He graduated
four years later with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.
Ken learned in college methods that have been used for centuries to train the worlds greatest Operatic and
classical singers. After graduation, he spent over a year studying the teachers of the world’s best
contemporary artists and stars. After studying those techniques, he blended them with his personal
knowledge and experience to develop his own special style of teaching. Ken’s teaching style is calm,
deliberate and encouraging. He builds the confidence and self image of his students just as carefully as he
builds their vocal talent. Ken will tell you that he loves what he does and when you get the opportunity to
see him in action… it shows.
Ken worked with designers, sound engineers and contractors to create the most sophisticated studio that has
ever been built specifically for vocal training. Ken Taylor has incredible talent, incredible knowledge, and a
wonderful plan to teach the joy of singing to students of all ages…in Memphis and beyond!
"Ken's lessons are professional but playful, upbeat, and he's constructive with his critiques. He is a great person and loves his work. He's very passionate about it! He's great with young people and it
shows in his lessons and in the way he interacts with his students. He's also a very giving person and
we deeply appreciate all that he has done for us. We love you Ken!"
mother of Lindsey
(student since May 2006).