Lizzie Keene is an Associate Choral Director and Honors/AP Music Theory teacher at Wando High School in Mount Pleasant, SC. This is her fifth year teaching at Wando.
Prior to teaching at Wando, Mrs. Keene worked as a private music instructor and music therapist in New Orleans, Louisiana. She taught piano, voice and guitar to adults and children of all ages. While employed as a music therapist, she had the privilege of working with patients from the oncology, geriatric and psychiatric communities. Mrs. Keene was also employed as a soprano section leader at the St. Louis Cathedral in downtown New Orleans. Additionally, while studying as a graduate student at LSU, she worked regularly with the Acapella Choir and Women’s Chorale. Her experiences as a performer and music therapist continue to impact her philosophies as an educator, as well as her daily life in and outside of the classroom.
When she’s not teaching, Mrs. Keene enjoys staying active in her own musical endeavors. She sings as a principal soprano in local ensembles The King’s Counterpoint and Cantores Charleston. As a choral singer, she has traveled to Europe on multiple occasions to sing in choral residencies and music festivals. In her spare time, you can find her practicing yoga, playing guitar, or hiking with her husband Clinton and two dogs, Daisy and Beaux.
Mrs. Keene holds a Master of Music from Louisiana State University (2017), and a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Loyola University New Orleans (2013).
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