Rogers grew up along the banks of the Miles River in Easton, Maryland. She began playing harp at age seven, and loved the music of Gustav Holst and Antonio Vivaldi. Her mother would play neo-soul artists such as Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. By the time she was in middle school, Rogers had added piano, guitar, and songwriting to her repertoire. For high school she attended the prestigious St. Andrew's boarding school in Delaware, and became interested in the banjo and folk music. The summer after her junior year she attended a Berklee College of Music program and won the program's songwriting contest, which spurred her to focus on writing.