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About Me


Hi, I'm Kristi.

I’ve loved music ever since I can remember.

I am the youngest of five children and was lucky enough to grow up in a musical family.

If there wasn't music playing in the house, someone in the house was playing music.

We had a piano in the lounge room, an Indonesian angklung and a drum kit.  

I've taken formal lessons in piano, guitar and singing over the years but have never really enjoyed that style of learning.  I needed to find a way to explore my love of music, where the focus is expression, not perfection.

You know how music gives you goosebumps?

Ever since I was old enough to get a job I wanted to work with kids.  That's what what I have done for the last 25 years, in a bunch of different settings.

I have 3 children myself and they have been my greatest inspiration guiding me towards music education.  


I wanted to do something with them that I also valued and enjoyed.  But I could never find the right "style" of class that I was looking for.  So I created my own.


I started Chirp & Roar with the goal of creating opportunities for expression, expansion and education through music and movement.  I have developed my own early childhood music program that I teach in daycares and preschools, and a family music program that I teach in small group classes each term.

I am also constantly working on ways to bring the joy of expression to older children, teens and adults and look forward to being able to offer new opportunities for everyone who is looking to (re)discover the joy of music and movement.

This year I realised a decades-long held dream of releasing an original EP.  'Midnight Blue' is out in the world and available for streaming now!  Come along with me and let's explore how to live soundly🎵

"Everyone has the gift of music. It is intrinsic to our nature. No one is separate from music; it is within all of us; as well as outside us.

We are all musicians and players of vibration and pulse and motion and silence.

We orchestrate our lives and, to the extent we are in touch with our inner being. 

We use music to create a rich and fulfilling existence"

~ Joanne Crandall

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