Kristy Stafford

Keyboard, flute & voice

I took my first piano lesson at 6 years of age, and fell in love with music. I started working my way through my AMEB Music exams, and at age 10 decided to add another instrument, and started learning the Cello. In year 7, I began playing the flute, sitting my grade 1 AMEB Flute exam the same year.

I was accepted to play the flute with Melbourne Youth Music at the age of 15, in the John Antill Youth Band. During my time at Melbourne Youth Music, I discovered the Piccolo, and that became my new focus.

I studied VCE music, and was the VCE music captain. During VCE I also volunteered at the Southern Autistic School, doing music therapy and basic music tuition with children with a disability.

I currently play Second Flute, Piccolo and Piano with the Casey Philharmonic Orchestra, and First Flute and Piccolo with the Casey Concert Band.

I love teaching kids, watching them grow musically and as people as they develop new skills and confidence to perform, as well as finding joy and encouraging creativity through music.

In my spare time I also work with some of Melbourne’s brightest and most talented up and coming artists, helping them fine tune their music prior to releasing it to the market, as well as being involved in the song writing and production process. I am currently working on a project with an incredible RnB vocalist who will soon be a household name.