Piano

 
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Piano

Piano is without a doubt Kelsi's first language, as odd as that may sound. She was reading music before she learned to read words, and through Suzuki-method training, she also learned the skill of playing what she hears and feels. 

Kelsi holds two degrees in classical piano, but her natural sensibilities lie more in the groove and flexibility required for musical theatre. She's a versatile player, mastering every sub-genre within musical theatre, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to contemporary musical theatre to pop/rock musicals. She is skilled at accompanying on piano alone or comfortably collaborating in an orchestral setting, where she is more than capable in following either a conductor or playing with the groove of a drummer.


Kelsi’s positive attitude combined with her prowess on the keys make her a fine choice wherever a pianist might be needed!
— Anthony De Angelis, associate conductor, Bright Star Broadway
While I’ve only worked with Kelsi as an accompanist, I can say she is intuitive and an attentive collaborator. She is adept at simultaneously keeping the song on track while breathing with and following the singer effortlessly- which is a difficult thing. She is always professional and pleasant to work with in the studio.
— Scott Logsdon, dance captain/swing, Les Miserables Broadway