That's me on the right, playing Segovia's Ramirez at a masterclass conducted by Christopher Parkening (left) That’s me on the right. Christopher Parkening was touring with a Ramirez that belonged to the late Andres Segovia. Chris let me play it.

about myself…

About Ken Whisler:

Lifelong native of Kansas City, Missouri.

Student of the guitar since the age of 8.

Began studies with respected jazz guitarist Jack Randall.

Studied classical guitar privately with Mark Bentley.

Attended UMKC Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Douglas Niedt. Participated in masterclasses conducted by Christopher Parkening, Pepe Romero, Eduardo Fernandez, Frederic Hand, David Russell, an Ben Verdery. Winner of UMKC’s Concerto/Aria Competition.

Luthier of fine guitars

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