Keith has been a professor of Piccolo at the Academy since 1992 and was Head of Woodwind from 2002 until 2021

Principal Piccolo of the Philharmonia orchestra since 1982, and Chairman of the Philharmonia from 1990 to 2005, Keith has performed with all the major London orchestras.

Keith was a founder member of the Elysian Wind Quintet, the leading British ensemble of its kind for more than 20 years, which performed at major festivals all over Europe and developed a formidable reputation in contemporary music.

He studied with Judith Pearce and William Bennett at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and in Paris with Maxence Larrieu.