“Singing for Joy is a respite from my busy week. It cheers me up and keeps me motivated.”
“Harmony's versatility is a perfect match for our daugher. She loves singing pop songs but also wanted to audition for a prestigious classical summer program. Harmony helped her prepare for a successful audition, and she was thrilled to get in.”
“Harmony introduced me to jazz standards and taught me about swing. It really sparked my creativity and gave me the courage to audition for show choir, which has been such an amazing experience.”
“As a bluegrass singer, I always sang with a nasal tone. Harmony helped me learn to control it, so I can use it when it's right for the style but not all the time. She also helped me release vocal tension when I'm singing and playing guitar”
On the New York music scene for more than a decade, jazz singer and songwriter Harmony Keeney has garnered praise from musicians and critics alike. She has appeared at some of the city's top venues, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Algonquin's Oak Room, and the world-renowned jazz club, Birdland.
Harmony's expertise in a range of musical styles combined with her years of experience as both a private voice teacher and performer make her a sought-after mentor for singers of all levels. Harmony majored in voice at Appalachian State University, where she studied both classical and jazz under baritone Joseph Amaya and jazz director Todd Wright, earning a bachelors degree in Music Industry Studies. Her teachers have also included jazz vocalist Carter Minor, jazz pianist Ed Paolantonio, and classical voice professor Stafford Wing. Before moving to New York, Harmony spent several years teaching and performing in North Carolina, eventually recording her first album, “This Time It’s Love.”
Harmony's latest singles include a charming update of the Nina Simone classic, “My Baby Just Cares For Me,” as well as originals, “I Was Wrong About You” and “You’ve Got A Lot Of Nerve,” which showcase her songwriting versatility. Produced by Tony DeSare, the recordings and their accompanying videos capture Harmony’s unique combination of sophistication, vulnerability, and joyful swing.
Harmony offers three exclusive voice lesson packages for inspiration and artistic growth. Choose the one that feels right to you—change anytime.
Sometimes, we fall into thinking we must be "successful" before we can be happy, when experts are finding that the opposite is true—cultivating happiness and a positive mindset first helps us achieve more. Harmony created Singing for Joy with that in mind, not only to bring happiness in the moment but to be a catalyst for a more fulfilling life.
Reconnect with the reasons you love to sing. Learn vocal exercises to support healthy singing that feels good, and sing music you love. Songs can include jazz and songbook standards as well as other genres—bring your favorites!
Harmony's flagship voice lesson package, Singing Your Dream is designed to meet the needs of traditional voice students as well as contemporary singers. Whether you sing Broadway, classical, pop, country, R&B,—any style or a mix of styles—you'll get the guidance you need.
Exercises are rooted in proper vocal technique but customized for the needs of the singer. Whether you're a young singer just starting out, a goal-oriented singer driven to improve, or a visionary artist who needs some vocal guidance along the way, Harmony can't wait to help you achieve your singing dream!
Harmony's most intensive program, Singing Jazz includes the foundational vocal technique of Singing Your Dream plus...
This formative jazz immersion experience is specially designed by Harmony to open your ears and support your authentic development as a jazz artist.