Composer/pianist Kenneth Piotrowski was born in Michigan and raised in the Greater Detroit area. He began his musical studies on the piano with Ruth Waara at age five and remained with her for the next 15 years. By age eight, instruction in theory and harmony, which continued for 12 years were added. These were soon augmented by courses in counterpoint and composition. Still later, vocal training ensued and for many years he was considered one of the lead virtuosi on the glass harmonica; the instrument invented by Ben Franklin. To date, he has composed nearly 500 compositions. Although equally at home composing for full orchestra, the vast majority are chamber music. Piotrowski currently resides in a small, very small, town in Maine.