Clara has been teaching private lessons for six years serving students in Austin, TX, Washington, DC, and Fort Collins, CO. Her teaching focuses on Old-Time and Country Fiddle, Guitar, and Voice.
Clara's background in both classical and traditional music allows for a wholesome approach to teaching, combining classical technique, with the dynamics and creativity involved in fiddle music. Clara believes that teaching is essential in the preservation of traditional music, and teaches a method that mimics the way music was passed down traditionally. Clara starts new students with the basics of learning melodies by ear, and using developing tone through bow technique, before delving into improvisation, and melody variation. Clara loves teaching students of all ages and levels and has extensive experience working with children including teaching at the Davis Children's Fiddle Camp and directing the Children's program at the Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival.
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