Minnesota Actor and Musician Joe Keith Shares Career Insight
"Teaching dance was a very fulfilling experience for me. I taught jazz, tap, ballet, and hip-hop to boys and girls ages 6 to 18," said Joe Keith.
At the age of 15, Joe Keith co-wrote, recorded and co-produced his first music album with lifelong friend Chris Caesar.
"Paying for the recording studio time, in addition to the tape and CD production at such a young age was not an easy task," Keith said
To foot the bill for studio time, Joe worked out a deal with the audio engineer with whom he recorded the second album. He was recently married and had purchased his first home at that time and the house needed to be entirely renovated. In addition to renovating the home so that he and his new wife could live comfortably, Joe and Chris also built a custom recording studio complete with vocal and drum booth in the basement. Joe was able to earn money by assisting with the house renovation. In doing so, Joe Keith basically learned all things construction while earning money to record his albums.
Since graduating University of Wisconsin River Falls in 1999, Joe Keith has been in more than two dozen productions throughout the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin areas. This includes being cast in a brand new musical on three separate occasions. "Righteous" the story of the Righteous Brothers was the first of these where Keith was cast as the late, great Bobby Hatfield.
Joe Keith has devoted a number of years mentoring inspiring actors, musicians, and dancers to reach their true potential. Sharing industry insight for learning to navigate the entertainment industry, make influential connections in the music industry, and the benefits of performing in theater.
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