About

CLARA TENISWOOD
PhD, GradDipEd, BSc (Hons), DipMus, LMusA, AMusA

Education

Clara completed a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)/Graduate Certificate of Religious Education at the Australian Catholic University in 2015. Her teaching areas in this course were science (physics) and maths. Clara is currently employed as a maths and science teacher at a years 7-12 school, which she is thoroughly enjoying.

Science

Clara completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied Maths and Physics at the University of Tasmania and moved to Canberra to complete Honours in Physics at the Australian National University. She continued with physics by undertaking a PhD from which she graduated from in 2015.

Music

CTClara started learning cello at the age of seven in Hobart. While in Tasmania, Clara studied with Sue Pickering, Dale Brown and Christian Wojtowicz and gained her AMusA in 2005 while in year 11. In Canberra, Clara studies with David Pereira. She gained her LMusA in 2013 and attended the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI) in Hobart in 2013, 2014 and 2015 leading to a Diploma of Music. Clara has a strong interest in historically informed performance and attended Ironwood’s Develop Artist Baroque Winter School in 2014. In 2017, she attended the Sydney Baroque Music Festival where she was tutored by members of the Muffat Collective. In 2014, Clara was a Young Artist at the Canberra International Music Festival at which she played in the orchestral concerts. She is a member of Limestone Consort and regularly plays for concerts and functions around Canberra.

Clara is also an experienced choral singer and was a member of Gondwana Voices from 2002 to 2005. She has been a member of Igitur Nos Chamber Choir, however usually plays cello in their orchestral concerts.

Clara has been teaching cello for almost 10 years and values discussion with more experienced teaches in order to improve her teaching practices. In addition to cello teaching, Clara directs the All Saints Youth Choristers – a choral programme for 7-16 year olds at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Ainslie. She formed this programme in 2011.

For upcoming concerts, please view this page.

 

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