About Jack Keckler
Get to know Jack Keckler
My name is Jack Keckler, and I am a private instructor here at Music and Arts!
I am a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and recording artist (under the name Jack Elliott). I have been teaching in both private and ensemble settings for the past decade. I was one of the most in demand teachers at The Harmony Project in Southern Wyoming from 2016 to 2022. In addition to my private lessons, I ran rehearsals for the Eastern Wyoming Youth Orchestra and hosted several ensemble coaching classes. From 2019 to 2021 I taught “Kidz Rock” classes, aimed at kids from the ages of four to seven to start playing in a small rock band setting. This was particularly challenging lesson planning for virtual classes during the pandemic in a way that was still engaging and informative for the kids, but we managed to write so many songs and learned more about the inner workings of a band. Past students of mine have achieved placements in All State, top orchestras in String Clinics, as well as various honors ensembles.
I have played professionally in many different musical worlds, including symphonies such as The Wyoming Symphony and The Powder River Symphony, jazz bands such as The Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole and the UW Jazz Quartet, and countless “contemporary” styles ranging from bluegrass to country to rock and metal. I toured with the rockabilly band formerly known as Wyatt Lowe and the Ottomatics during the year of 2014, playing upright bass. I toured with, recorded, and executive produced alt rock band Fat Stallion from 2015 to 2020. I also regularly work with other artists recording, producing, engineering, mixing, and mastering music for release.