Mckenzie began taking piano lessons at 5 years old and voice lessons at 8 years old. Mckenzie began building her own studio at the age of 15 years old and has had experience teaching students from 4 to 64 years old. Recent performances include the role of Stephano in Gounoud’s Romeo et Juliette, and soloist at Carnegie Hall, solo recitals, and chamber performances. She completed her degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Southern Virginia University. Her experience in music education includes assisting, directing, programming, and teaching Concert Chorale, Bella Voce, and Chamber Singers from Southern Virginia University. She also worked as a Middle School and Elementary School Choir Consultant.
Mckenzie is a versatile classical pianist and vocalist. While trained classically, she teaches contemporary, pop, musical theatre, and classical genres all while focusing on helping her students maintain a healthy technique. As a teacher, Mckenzie believes that there is not one way to teach a student. Each student learns and obtains information differently and Mckenzie believes it is her responsibility to foster a fun, inviting, and enjoyable learning environment. One of Mckenzie’s goals as a music educator is to help students develop skills beyond music that will benefit the student throughout their lives such as self-discipline, setting and achieving goals, and learning to remain focused and attentive.