Berenike Keppler-Rau was born in Stuttgart and completed her Abitur there at the Freie Waldorfschule Engelberg. After graduating from the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart with a degree in speech and language education from Prof. Uta Kutter, she taught articulation, stage elocution, speech voice training, text composition and text delivery at the Spielstatt Ulm Theatre Academy from 1986 to 1992. In 1998, she took over a logopaedic job in Thuringia at the Geriatric Specialist Clinic Georgenhaus Meiningen for the therapy of speech, language, swallowing and voice disorders.
Since 2003, Berenike Keppler-Rau has been teaching speech training at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart for students of school music, church music, singing and elementary music education. In 2008 she also took on a teaching position at the Theological University of Reutlingen, where she still prepares future theologians vocally and rhetorically for their profession.
In the state project "Singing-Moving-Speaking" she was initially engaged as a lecturer for speaking. This inspired her to take a two-year in-service training course at the "International Music School Academy Schloss Kapfenburg" in 2011. Following this, she taught music impulses and early music education at kindergartens and music schools with pre-school children for 7 years. Due to the lockdown of the Corona pandemic, this activity came to an abrupt end.
Since autumn 2020, she has been a lecturer for speech training at the Institute for Music Theatre at the State University of Music in Karlsruhe and trains pronunciation, speaking voice and expression of her students. Since September 2022, she has also been a substitute teacher for language support at the Special Education and Counselling Centre (SBBZ)- Language in her home town of Waiblingen.
In the course of her professional life, she has performed at numerous readings and recitations - both as a soloist and with musicians, colleagues and with the literary group "Handvollreim".