About Ken

Ken HelmanKen Helman is a classically trained pianist, singer and composer. He is presently on the voice faculty of the Jazzschool in Berkeley and is the composer-in-residence at San Francisco’s Little Opera. Ken graduated from the the Peabody Conservatory and did post-graduate fellowships at the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music and Tanglewood. Ken also studied vocal pedagogy at the Westminster Choir College.

He has been a voice teacher for 35 years and has worked with a wide range of students from pre-teens to Sting.

As a performer, he has appeared as singer/pianist at major venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, the Rainbow Room, Hotel Bayerischer Hof, the Elba Music Festival and the Lensic Theater. He has worked extensively with Sting on numerous projects for stage and recording, as well as with Jessye Norman, Harvey Fierstein, Han-Na Chang and Elton John. In 2009, Ken released Emerging, an album of original songs and he is currently working on an original musical.

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