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Kaiya Mitchell began playing the oboe in 2007 at age 15 after playing the flute from 2000. She has played as a member of many student, amateur and professional ensembles. Kaiya was a member of the Performing Arts Unit orchestras for NSW State Schools, was a regular participant in NSW State Music Camp and Schools Spectacular during her high school years. Since beginning study at the Melbourne Conservatorium in 2011, Kaiya has held 1st Oboe position with the Melbourne Conservatorium Wind Symphony, played consistently with Victorian Youth Symphony, Kooyong Chamber Orchestra and will tour Europe in 2014 with Melbourne Chamber Strings Orchestra. Professional work has included performances with Heidelburg Chamber Orchestra and Feature Set. During February 2014 Kaiya was privileged to be included in lectures at Paris Conservatoire for a week and benefit from private lessons from David Weston and Tim Rundle and masterclasses from Jacques Tys at Guildhall and the Royal College of Music (London). She graduated from her Bachelors of Music in 2014 and is currently studying for her Masters of Performance Teaching.