Jennifer Keeney's playing and teaching reflect her joyful, creative and dynamic approach to music and the flute. Ms. Keeney enjoys collaborating with a variety of Classical, Jazz, Pop, Latin, and World Musicians. She performs as a soloist and chamber musician as well as giving classes and workshops throughout Texas, the United States and abroad. Jennifer served as Flute and Piccolo in the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Principal Flute of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, The New World Symphony and has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera and Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, among others.
Ms. Keeney, the "Creative Flutist" is the owner and creator of The Creative Flutist Studio and also teaches in the Round Rock High Schools in Austin, Texas. Jennifer was the Affiliate Artist of Flute at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music for the past 9 1/2 years. She taught at the Interlochen National Music Camp, the Bowling Green University Summer Flute Camp, The Baylor Flute Seminar and Floot Fire. Now her summers are spent teaching and performing on the flute faculty of The Panoramic Flutist at The University of Colorado, The University of Texas at Austin Longhorn Honors Camp, and is celebrating 14 years of giving her Creative Flutist Classes in Austin, Texas.
She is the author of several books, Creative Practice Ideas and Exercises for the Whole Musician~Flute, is available as an e-book and in hard cover. She is also the author of Creative Practice Recipes: Flute Flash Set 1 & 2 and The Creative Flutist. Ms. Keeney is certified as a Yoga Teacher by Dharma Yoga in Austin, Texas and completed 3 years of training as an Alexander Technique Teacher. Ms. Keeney received her flute performance education from The University of Michigan, Royal Northern College of Music in England, University of Southern California and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Jennifer is grateful to all her teachers and her principal teachers include Clemente Barone, Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser, Judith Bentley, Leone Buyse, Walfrid Kujala, Keith Underwood, Jim Walker and Trevor Wye.
In her free time she enjoys being in nature, yoga, reading, poetry, friends, writing and cooking and eating good food. Jennifer adores being an aunt to her two nieces and two nephews and has two wonderful sisters whom she treasures, her twin sister Rebecca and younger sister Allison. She moved to Austin, Texas in January, 2015.