Frederick has studied with Julius Baker, James
Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Geoffrey Gilbert, Harry Shub, Walfrid Kujala.
Northwestern University (Full
California Institute of the Arts (Full
Samson... an enormous sound” - James Galway
“Staff’s Carnival of
Venice received an immediate standing ovation
from the Royal Court’
- Le Soir
“A musician of genius
level” - The Times - Washington, D.C.
"Meeting Frederick Staff several years ago I was amazed with his
command of varied flute tone colors, and huge volume range from fortissimo to pianissimo.
This prompted me to ask for some lessons, despite my more than 40 years of semi-professional, and full-time professonal, flute playing.
Frederick suggested an embouchure change, and despite some "old dog new tricks" misgivings, we forged
I'm now pleased to say I have more available colors, more volume, and softer
softs than I ever dreamed could be possible for me. I'm totally delighted and grateful."
Paulie Davis, Los Angeles California
(Paulie Davis received a B.A. in music from the University of Southern California and
did post-graduate work at the University of Oregon.
She studied with Louise DiTullio and Roger Stevens. Ms. Davis's performances include
the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, Topanga Symphony, Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra,
Moorpark Symphony, Pacific Palisades Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony and the Song of Angels
Flute Orchestra where she can been seen and heard regularly performing with David Shostac and Frederick
Staff.Paulie has also played many musicals, including Pirates of Penzance (Ahmanson Theatre and a year on the
National Tour, plus numerous other venues), Man of La Mancha, King and I, Bells are Ringing, Annie Get Your Gun and
Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Ahmanson Theatre).