Mr Keith Thomas Price

M.MUS Performance (Jazz) Brandon University

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Keith Price is Canadian guitarist and composer who lectures at the University of Auckland's School of Music. He has released six albums as a leader and is an active member of the exciting and diverse Auckland jazz scene. Price attended at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the University of Manitoba before completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in music at Brandon University where he studied with internationally recognised pianist and composer Michael Cain.

Research | Current

Jazz Composition, Improvisation, and Performance

A Study of Electronic Music & IDM (specifically the music of Boards of Canada) applied to a Jazz context.

A non-Eurocentric Approach to Jazz Transcription & Analysis

The Music of Steve Coleman and the M-BASE Collective



Teaching | Current

  • MUS 104 Music Literacies
  • MUS 170, 171, 270, 271, 370, 371 Jazz Guitar Performance
  • MUS 197, 272, 372 Jazz Ensembles
  • MUS 274 Jazz History
  • MUS 376 Jazz Research 

Postgraduate supervision

M.MUS Nathan James


  • SoM Canvas Course Designer - 2020 to present

Areas of expertise

  • Jazz Guitar
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Jazz Composition
  • Jazz Arranging
  • Jazz Pedagogy
  • Jazz History

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • School of Music Teaching & Learning Committee - 2020 to present
  • CAI Teaching & Learning Committee - 2020 to present


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

As of 29 October 2020 there will be no automatic updating of 'selected publications and creative works' from Research Outputs. Please continue to keep your Research Outputs profile up to date.
  • Steckler, M, Platz, E, Price, K. T., & Kozicki, MLong Time Ago Rumble by Matty Stecks & Musical Tramps. (2020). Ropeadope Records (USA). Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 8, Room 806
New Zealand

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