Kirsty Hirst

Firrhill High School, Edinburgh, Scotland


How long have you been working with Musical Futures?
I’ve been working with Musical Futures for about 4-5years now.

What do you do?
I’m a secondary school classroom music teacher

What is your background?
I’m originally from NZ. I studied Music Education at the University of Auckland and taught at Otahuhu College for two years before moving to London. I spent five years at an inner London mixed comprehensive, two as teacher of Music, three as HoD, before moving up to Edinburgh.

Five words that sum up Musical Futures:
Fun, engaging, inspiring, energetic, real

What music are you listening to at the moment?
Usually whatever my husband (a former DJ) make me listen to! Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats are on a lot lately. My taste is pretty eclectic and I love a bit of everything!