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 recording techniques exclusively to achieve the desired results.
(In 2016, 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 through Music Gateway. He required that Kelesha only send her very best keyboard demo to him. That raised the bar! Under Cori's direction, Kelesha was inspired to do more songwriting and at a higher level of complexity than she had pursued before. She must acknowledge Kellie Rivers. She pitched her first song to her. It was called "Earth Day" written and arranged by Kelesha. They collaborate on songs and production. These are some of the people she worked closely with. Without them Kelesha would not be where she is today!
While in the band at Keys to Life Christian Fellowship Kelesha worked with a talented vocalist named Cynthia Gibson. One of the songs they worked on was called "Yes Today". The lyrics came to Kelesha as she woke up one morning. That song is on the latest album.
(She could go on and on but Kelesha would like to thank Richard Adams (who advised her in High School to pursue Music beyond High School). She would also like to thank Elena Duran, her private instructor during childhood (who is a world renowned flautist), Dr. Scott Bowen, and Carol Mae Scott two instructors at San Joaquin Delta College, Jennifer Shaw Navarrete-Laney College, and Dr. Wesley Broadnax who was then the Director of Bands at now Cal State East Bay.) Kelesha has a mentor named Shad Harris who has helped guide her in Songwriting. He recommended classes for her to take and critiqued several of her songs lyrics over the last ten years.
Kelesha has written one symphony recorded by B. Z. Lewis, Six time Emmy Award winning engineer and producer.
Kelesha has recently been honing her band directing skills for SUSD as a Substitute Music Teacher. Kelesha is also in a local group called Wednesday Morning Musicale, where she plays Soprano Flute exclusively.
Kelesha is working on her first video where she plays piano, Alto Flute, background vocals and dances. Her choreographer for the video is LaShonda Roberts. Kelesha took dance lessons as a child and took a class at SJDC in the last ten years. She was inspired by dance in High School when taught by Miss Elyse Dukatz. This influenced her choice to be a VAPA Teacher for SUSD.
Kelesha sings for one of her final background vocal appearances. Her training was at SJDC and her vocal teacher was Tim Swaim.