Wits' End Music was founded in 1994.
Dr Robert Keane is one of the most versatile musicians in Australia, equally at home in classical and popular music.
to the highest level - a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music - he also has a Masters Degree and a PhD from the University
He has worked for many years as a classical and popular Pianist, Teacher, Conductor, Composer, Arranger, Voice Coach, Examiner,
Entertainer, Musical Director and Publisher.
His early career ranged from musicals with JC Williamsons, through Rock’n’Roll with Johnny
O’Keefe to the Concert platform, and beyond.
He was the first Musical Director of the Queensland Theatre Company, and the inaugural
Conductor and Music Director of the Queensland Theatre Orchestra.
As Artist-in-Residence at James Cook University he founded and directed
the JCU Music Academy, with over two hundred students learning twelve different instruments and Theory. A former Lecturer
in Piano, Voice and Composition at Central Queensland University, he teaches Piano, Voice and Composition in all styles from
two studios in Brisbane - at Newstead and Bracken Ridge.
From Jazz to the Peter Sculthorpe Piano Concerto
From Noel Coward to Messiaen
Student of Benjamin Britten
and Einojuhani Rautavaara
Music for the Waltzing Matilda Centennial in 1995
The Opera A Celebration of Summer which played in London
A Moon of our Own for Dance North
The Old North Queensland Accent heard on ABC’s Australia All Over
Over 100 works on Examination
Popping the Bubble - a guide to playing Popular Piano
Making It Up– Improvisation DVDs
Aural Writer AMEB Music
Popular and Classical Piano and Voice
Senior Examiner for ANZCA (Australian,
New Zealand Cultural Arts)
Trained at London Opera Centre
Voice Coach Queensland Theatre Company
John Bell’s Nimrod
Opera, Popular & Musical Theatre
As Conductor and Musical Director, he has a string of musical
credits in Australia, UK and USA: My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific, Man of La Mancha, Chicago, A Little Night Music,
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, The BBC’s Black & White Minstrel Show and many others, with artistes Geraldine Turner, Judi Connelli,
Barry Otto, Geoffrey Rush, Julie Anthony, Graeme Connors, Jill Perryman, Bille Brown, Carol Burns, and Ian "Macca" Macnamara.
Tel: 07 3265 2563
Mob: 0432 683 605
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