Who We Are
Kenneth L. Wilson, Sr, Executive Director
Kenneth L. Wilson, Sr., “Mr. Kenny”, is the founder and executive director of the K-piano Music Academy. The world’s only game-based and interactive, music learning system designed to effectively teach piano and drums to children in classes as large as 28-35 students. Kenny is a second-generation piano teacher and professional musician who has shared the stage with Musiq Soulchild, Kelly Price, Kim Burrell, Men of Standard, JT Money, and many others. While on the road as a musician, Kenny began developing piano lessons, games, videos, and a complete system to teach the foundations of piano to children–not yet fully knowing what it would one day become.
The son of a jazz musician, he grew up in a musical home learning to play several instruments, reading music, and developing his own unique sound and approach to playing the piano. Kenny is a firm believer that his background in music is what allowed him to excel academically–and the research supports this notion. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting & finance from Clark Atlanta University and his corporate career spanned from Big 4 CPA firms to serving as the Senior Internal Audit Executive for Atlanta Public Schools. In the midst of his corporate career accelerating, he felt a profound desire to shift gears and devote his life to his greatest joy–teaching children to play the piano, just as his father had taught him.
Kenny began testing his K-Piano Method with several colleagues who confirmed their children both learned from and loved his approach to teaching. Since then, he has focused his life’s work on building scalable piano learning solutions that increase student access to piano lessons. Over the years, K-Piano Music Academy has taught over 23,000 students (and counting) and has donated over $150,000 to local schools for various initiatives. The K-Piano Learning Foundation continues to make a major impact across the nation and our waitlist of partner schools extends into 2022.
Kenneth is a long-standing resident of Stockbridge Georgia and a proud father of three children: Kenneth Jordan, Jaila Nykkol, and Kenneth, Jr.