Kassey Plaha started her musical studies at the age of 11 in New Mexico and by 13, she was awarded a full college scholarship to New Mexico State University as a promising young talent. Ms. Plaha is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician, and has won several national and regional competitions including the National Flute Association Masterclass Performers Competition and the Leni Febland Competition.
In June 2003 Kassey graduated from University of California at Santa Barbara with a Master of Music, where she was the Flute Studio Teaching Assistant and studied with Jill Felber, internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician of ZAWA! Her other teachers include Tadeu Coelho, Valerie Potter, Jenny Kreuger and Claudia Anderson, and also holds a B.M. from the University of New Mexico. Kassey is an avid supporter of new works and has been involved in several commissioning projects for various chamber music combinations. She has been a performer at several National Flute Conventions and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. Students from Plaha Flute Studios has won numerous solo and chamber music competitions on national, Southwestern regional, New Mexico state, and California state levels in addition to holding high ranking positions in youth symphonies across the San Francisco Bay Area. Kassey has a full private flute studio in Mountain View and Saratoga of the San Francisco Bay Area.