Clara is a passionate musician and educator, with experience in a range of musical styles and educational settings. In 2014 she graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Performace, Hons 1.) from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she studied flute with Emma Sholl, Aldo Baerten, James Kortum and Louise Dellit. Her honours research investigated the nature of emotional expression in flute performace, and she has since maintained a keen interest in flute and music as expressive and therapeutic tools. As a keen swimmer and yogi, she is also an advocate for the links between flute playing and well-being.
In recent years, Clara has been performing in a range of ensembles and genres including experimental group The Splinter Orchestra, folk trio Sweet Freckle, jazz group Okinui, TangoOz Alumnae ensembles and Sydney Youth Orchestra.
In 2017 Clara participated in the International Flute Seminar Bruges in Belgium, and the Berklee Jazz Clinics in Perugia, Italy. The previous year took her to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she participated in a tango immersion program with TangoOz.
Clara continues to study a range of teaching methods. She has completed her Orff Schulwerk Level 1, and holds flute-teaching positions at Loreto Kirribilli, OLMC Parramatta and Croydon Park Public School, as well as a successful private studio. She is very familiar with the AMEB program and has a record of outstanding results from participating students.
As a teacher, Clara likes to tailor lessons to students’ interests, goals and learning styles. She aims to help students develop into confident, well-rounded musicians, who are thoroughly equipped with technique, physical and musical awareness, practice strategies, and a lifelong enthusiasm for playing music.