According to the Internet source given below, Keith Bissel was born and died in Meaford, Ontario. He studied under Leo Smith at the University of Toronto gaining Bachelor of Music degree in 1942. He held various positions in educational institutions; was organist at Christ Church, Edmonton. After a period of study in 1960 in Munich with Gunild Keetman and Carl Orff
, he introduced the Orff system into Scarborough schools.
His works include "Six Folk Songs from Eastern Canada" (a CBC commission, first performed in 1971 by Maureen Forrester), " Variations on a Canadian Folk Song for string orchestra" (commissioned and performed by the Toronto Chamber Players), "Three Songs in Praise of Spring", "Under the Apple Boughs", "A Bluebird in March", "Sonata for Organ".