Kelly is a Florida native who studied piano performance and philosophy at the University of Tampa. She moved to New Orleans in 2016 to pursue a Master’s in Music Therapy at Loyola University New Orleans. Kelly also teaches piano in the Preparatory Arts Department and runs a private music lessons studio called Wicked Chops with her husband Sam. She performs regularly as a vocalist in NOVA, and as a vocalist and substitute organist at St. Francis of Assisi Church. She is a member of MTNA and AMTA.