Originally from Oban, Kirsty first started playing the piano when she was 6 and the flute aged 11. In secondary school she also started to learn the wooden flute with Scottish traditional music having a big influence on her musical career. Kirsty is now in her fourth year of a BMus (Hons) Music and Communities degree at the University of Aberdeen and is currently part of the University orchestras. She is also part of a ceilidh band based in her hometown, Oban, which travel round Argyll for various weddings and ceilidhs. After doing placement with Big Noise during her third year she is excited to become part of the team and start her role as support musician.
Rhoda hails from the Highlands of Scotland, and has joined the Torry team as lead musician for Musicianship and Choir. Rhoda is a piano player and classically trained soprano with a 1st Class Honours degree in Music (Edinburgh College/University of Abertay), and a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction in Traditional Music (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). Rhoda is also a qualified TEFL teacher and has spent some time working in Austria and Italy, using music and drama to teach English as a foreign language. She also devised and led a series of workshops in Scottish Music throughout Europe, before settling back home in Scotland. Rhoda works hard to provide a solid understanding of the building blocks of music, and aims to promote a love of singing and music-making within the young folk growing up with us here at Big Noise. Rhoda joined us in Summer 2017 and is delighted to be part of the Sistema family.