Brandon Keene is a friendly and enthusiastic Canadian! He recently emigrated to NJ to be with his wife and her family. In Southern Ontario, Brandon graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor degree in Contemporary Studies. Simultaneously he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Education from Nipissing University//Schulich School of Education. As a teacher he wore many hats as he fulfilled several long term substitute assignments and spent some time teaching on the Six Nations Aboriginal Reserve in Ohsweken, Ontario. He was even a librarian at one point in time!
Brandon’s love of music began at an earlier age, his mother is an accomplished piano teacher as well as an accompanist so it's only nature that he began his musical education on the piano! He later became interested in flutes and ocarinas when he was much older and began his serious study of the flute with Paula Elliott of the Hamilton Philharmonic at the age of 21. Currently he is working towards his Grade 10 certification from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He has been studying and participating in Masterclasses with teachers here such as Wendy Stern, Keith Underwood and Robert Dick.
In addition to his administrative work at the Lindeblad School of Music, he also works full time as a teacher’s aide in Madison, NJ in a classroom focusing on young learners with Learning Language Disabilities.
In his spare time, Brandon enjoys going down the river in his kayak, listening to and playing the flute. He has a little black cat named Peanut. He currently is the music director at his church, coordinating the music program and several musicians.