Kelesha may have started out as a flautist, but time would stretch her after her early retirement from teaching. Kelesha took classes online in Cubase, Mixing and Reason and she really did not know where that would lead her at the time. Kelesha started to change as a songwriter in the last few years realizing that the piano could provide the natural dynamics in the song, instead of using digital equipment for keyboarding.
She had not utilized her private Sight-Singing lessons since being a choir director at Adams Elementary School in 2009. Then, Kelesha was in a position to create a vocal reference for the lead and background vocalists for her latest album "Love Notes" to be released in October of 2018. Finally, a real life application of her training as choir director. Kelesha wondered if she could deliver!
Kelesha still was not sure if singles or an album would result from her efforts. About that time she started looking for people to collaborate with for singles.That is when she met Cori Jacobs. During the two years she worked with Cori online, Kelesha was inspired to do more songwriting than usual. During this time she was also a Substitute Music Teacher for two years in a row. Around that time Kelesha was asked to join a band. Songwriting, making and teaching Music was a good combination for her creativity in the last several years.
While in the band she was writing music and working with a vocalist named Cynthia Gibson at Keys to Life Christian Fellowship.One of the songs they worked on was called "Yes Today". The lyrics came to Kelesha as she woke up one morning.She believes all the lyrics came to her in either one or two days.
She could go on and on but Kelesha would like to thank Richard Adams who advised her in High School to pursue a Music Major. She would also like to thank Elena Duran, her private flute teacher from the House of Woodwinds as well as Carol Mae Scott, her private teacher at San Joaquin Delta College. Kelesha would like to thank her voice teacher, Tim Swaim at Delta College. Kelesha did not expect to use some of those techniques with her choir students and Cynthia also. She would also like to thank her college mentor Dr. Wesley Broadnax who was then the Director of Bands at then Cal State Hayward for arranging her vocal and band instruction. Also, her thanks go to her Sight-Singing teacher Jennifer Shaw Navarrete who taught Kelesha at her home studio, since the class was offered at Laney College and Kelesha worked full-time.