About

Frederick has studied with Julius Baker, James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Geoffrey Gilbert, Harry Shub, Walfrid Kujala.

Northwestern University (Full Scholarship)

California Institute of the Arts (Full Scholarship)

“A 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 ahead.

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).