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John Kember

(b. London 1935)

Born in London, John studied at Trinity College of Music, London, firstly as a Junior Scholar then as a full time student. Since then he has enjoyed a full and varied career in both performing and academic spheres with activities ranging from teaching, composing and arranging to working as a pianist and conductor in concert halls, theatres and recording studios across the UK.

He currently has over 70 publications available with Faber Music and Schott Music in London, including many for the jazz pianist including his ‘Jazz Studies’ and ‘On the Lighter Side’ series, and more recently two new series for Faber Music – ‘The Jazz Piano Player’ and the ‘Pop Piano Player’. Additional projects are to be published by Music Sales Ltd.

He has a busy private teaching practice in south-east London and tutors students at the Kent Music Academy. He has been a regular contributor to ‘Piano’ magazine and writes articles for ‘Music Teacher’. He examined for the Associated Board from 1989 until 2005.