• Origami Mami

Who am i?

I have a great deal of patience.


I am a professional musician with a wide range of skills, interests, and abilities.

It is difficult for me to sit still because of the myriad thoughts and melodies

running through my head at any given moment.


I fold origami to focus my energy.

The pieces are a convenient icebreaker and

Creating them keeps me tied to a place long enough to get comfortable.


Once I feel comfortable in a given situation or space

I can think about producing sound and creating music.

I want to make music with anyone and every genre.


I enjoy putting myself in new social situations,

which gives some explanation for my sociology degree.

The rest is that my life has been a series of social experiments.


I have been known for presenting things without context,

Which is usually because too much context can be confusing and distracting.

I have been refining my context and this is it:


My name is Kelsey Leahy and I am exceedingly useful.

I am known as Vagabond Oboist and Origami Mami and

I like to help out where I can.


I show up and I do things.

I believe in kindness and that

Every breath is an opportunity.


I make my own reeds.

It’s tedious, but I love it.


I sell the reeds to my students and

I’m always accepting those willing to learn.

You can find out more about me at oboerockstar.com

Who else would have that domain?


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This website was funded in part by Chapman Cultural Center, its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.