Ken Turner is an NYC-area American writer and pianist who blogs about everything piano. He was born in Scotland, studied at Keele University (England), and moved to the USA in 1977. He has four children.
Ken’s parents were both writers. His father was Scottish poet and novelist W. Price Turner (Bill Turner), Gregory Fellow in Poetry at Leeds University in the 1960’s. His mother Anne Hamilton Turner was also a published poet and writer.
Ken’s poetry was first published in a literary magazine (Tsunami) in 1991. Since then, he has appeared in a range of publications including the Journal of New Jersey Poets and Footwork: Paterson Literary Review.
Ken is living the ongoing story of a man who took up the piano at age 63 and played at Carnegie 8 months later, see Ken Turner plays Bach Prelude No.1 in C Major, BWV 846. After 4 years, he continues to practice every day.
Ken loves to meet up-and-coming pianists as well as established performers and adult learners like himself. He blogs about most recitals (primarily piano) that he attends. Feel free to invite him to your NYC/NJ area event!
Ken lives with his wife Patti (also a writer) in Caldwell, New Jersey. On a nearby hilltop at 8:07 pm on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 he took the sunset photograph used as a motif for this site.