A classically trained pianist, organist and choral conductor, Kenneth Herman began writing music criticism while teaching Music History at San Diego State University. At the invitation of the late Donald Dierks, distinguished Music Critic of the San Diego Union, he reviewed concerts and recitals for that paper. A few years later, he became the classical music writer and critic for the San Diego Edition of the Los Angeles Times, a post he held until it ceased publication in 1993. Until recently, he covered classical music in San Diego County for sandiego.com. In 2010, he received first place in the San Diego Press Club’s Excellence in Journalism Awards for music criticism. His latest musical endeavors include performing on toy pianos and theater organ.