Kelvin has been playing the oboe since he was eleven and the piano since he was seven years old. During his three years at the London College of Music on the specialist performer's course, he achieved a Fellowship for his outstanding ability as an oboist.
Kelvin later became a soloist with the RAF Music Services in the UK and abroad, and has featured on some of their recordings. Whilst with the RAF he gained an LRAM for his conducting ability and later pursued a BMus[Hons] at Hull University. During this time Kelvin also learned to play the flute, clarinet and saxophone. He was awarded the Andrew Brown Memorial Prize for the best recital before pursuing a career in music teaching .
From September 2010, he is taking up a part-time position leading the instrumental music provision at St George's Academy in Sleaford.
Kelvin is active as a local musician. He has been musical director of the Lincoln Concert Band, is currently the conductor of the Boston Orchestra and plays regularly with the Fenland Consort, Boston Sinfonia and Lincolnshire Philharmonia. He is also in demand professionally as a 'pit musician' and enjoys supporting amateur dramatics.
Kelvin is the founder member of the 'Mayflower Quintet' which performs regularly in concerts and enjoys occasional work such as weddings and other 'special events'.