Kelly has been playing piano since age 7 when her grandparents bought her family an upright piano. She started taking formal lessons in 6th grade and continued on to complete the Oregon Music Teacher's Association's Syllabus program with Honors. Kelly brings a classical understanding of technique and theory and a deep knowledge of classical repertoire together with a love for popular music, especially folk and rock.

Lessons are student-driven, allowing space to explore what the student is excited most about learning.

The primary goal of piano lessons, especially with younger and beginning students, is to inspire and nurture a life-long love of the piano and of music and a base understanding of music theory.