Kelsey L. Flora is a native of Orange County, California. She started piano lessons with Maxine Casper at the age of six, and she performed in many recitals throughout her years at the Maxine Casper studio. While training with Maxine Casper, she completed nine years of theory, ear training, sight reading, and technique with the Certificate of Merit program. At the age of sixteen she began private lessons with Dr. Brandon Steward. Kelsey joined the Orange County Mormon Choral Organization when she was a junior in high school, and developed her vocal talents. Upon graduating high school, Kelsey attended Brigham Young University-Idaho with a music scholarship. She began private piano lessons with Dr. Stephen Allen. While in college, she performed in many concerts such as the piano ensemble concert, and the piano majors concert. She also became a member of Music Teachers National Association.
Kelsey began teaching at the age of nineteen with the Piano Pedagogy program at Brigham Young University-Idaho. While in college, Kelsey was a church pianist for many different young single adult wards in Idaho. Kelsey’s final years in college included private lessons from Dr. Brother Bascom. In 2012, Kelsey was nominated to become the President of the Music Teachers National Association student chapter at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Upon becoming the president, Kelsey and the committee started making the chapter more active by holding meetings and workshops every week.
Kelsey graduated with her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2013. She later shared her piano performance talents on her LDS mission in Peru, January 2014-August 2015. She continues to share her love of music with others now through her energetic teaching style and determination to help others learn and grow in their own musical talents.