Lizzie Keene is the associate director of the Wando High School Choir program in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to teaching in the public school system, Keene lived in New Orleans where she worked as a private music instructor and a music therapist. She taught piano, voice and guitar to students ages 4 – 84. While employed as a music therapist, she had the privilege of working with patients from the oncology, geriatric and psychiatric communities.
An active member of NAfme, ACDA and AMTA, Mrs. Keene’s interests include solo voice, adolescent voice change, and the affects of choral music on the high school student. Keene received her Masters of Music from Louisiana State University, and her Bachelor of Music Therapy from Loyola University New Orleans.
Outside of teaching choral music, Mrs. Keene enjoys staying active in her own musical endeavors. She is currently a member of Charleston’s vocal ensemble, the King’s Counterpoint. In the past, she has sung with groups such as Baton Rouge’s Red Shift and the New Orleans Vocal Arts Chorale (NOVA). Some of her other interests include travel, hiking, and yoga.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
IN MY SPARE TIME:
I enjoy listening to classic rock, playing guitar, and spending time outside.
FAVORITE SAYING OR QUOTE:
“If you have nothing else to give, give a smile.”