Clara Kempter

(919) 932-0101 /

Location: Offering in-person or online lessons from a studio in East Durham, less than 10 minutes from Chapel Hill
Availability: Currently accepting students of all ages
Teacher Statement: My teaching emphasizes listening and building technical skills to help in playing music with other people. I believe that playing the flute is something which, when done with care and thought for the sound and the music, can offer a bridge between oneself and one’s community. I teach students to use the mechanics of flute playing to improve performance with the goal of building the skills to communicate musically with others. I aim to create a positive lesson environment to support anxious players in developing the confidence to make joyful music.
Education: Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, Appalachian State University
Background: I have performed with university orchestras, chamber groups, and wind ensembles at Appalachian State and Bard Conservatory of Music, as well as community ensembles in Durham and Chapel Hill. I have also played in student orchestral and chamber groups in Seoul, South Korea and Mannheim, Germany, and hope to continue to use music as a tool to connect across language barriers. More recently, I have played as a substitute chair with the Johnson City Symphony in Tennessee and have worked as a private flute teacher both in my own studio and with the Appalachian State University Community Music School. I have studied with Dr Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, Catherine LeGrand, and Tara Helen-O’Connor.