COO & Co-Owner
Claire Howard is a flutist, educator, and yoga instructor from Texarkana, Texas. As the daughter of two public school teachers, her childhood was infused with the curiosity and perpetual discovery of learning. In the hopes of sharing this joy with others, Claire currently teaches yoga and music to humans of all ages in Lubbock, Texas.
As a solo flutist, Claire has twice been a semi-finalist in Texas Tech University’s Concerto Competition, and has performed in masterclasses for world-renowned flutists such as Carol Wincenc, Amy Porter, William Bennett, and Christina Jennings. While at TTU, Claire served as instructor of record for undergraduate flute lessons and Yoga for the Creative Arts, a course that blends yoga philosophy and movement to facilitate a deeper understanding of our creative selves. Claire graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where she studied with Dr. Jennifer Amox. In May 2020, she will graduate with her Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from Texas Tech University, where she studied with Dr. Lisa Garner Santa.
Claire is a 200-hour Kripalu yoga teacher with a particular devotion to sharing the healing practice of yoga with musicians. She regularly teaches classes and workshops for instrumentalists and vocalists in West Texas, but her musician-specific classes can also be found through her YouTube channel, Practice Room Yoga.
In fall of 2020, Claire will begin studies to become a Marriage and Family Therapist at Texas Tech University, where she hopes to deepen her exploration of the power of mindfulness and mental health.