Clare Sung

Teaching Philosophy

My primary goal is to give my students an incredibly positive experience with learning music. If I can do that, I strongly believe that my students will continue to love music for the rest of their lives. They will better be able to express their own feelings and emotions through music, as well as have a lifelong friend that can be with them through all of life’s ups and downs. To help my students have a great experience, I first focus on building an authentic relationship with them. No matter how young they may be, I take the time to genuinely listen to my students, which helps build trust and mutual understanding. Once that trust is established, I both motivate and challenge them through music, and help them focus on and nurture their strengths. This leads to them having fun, expressing themselves creatively, and building confidence in themselves that positively impacts all aspects of their lives.

Teaching Biography

Clare has over 10 years of experience teaching piano. She has taught private and group lessons across both Korea and the US. While she studied music therapy at Berklee College of Music, she had the opportunity to teach students with special needs and autism, from as young as two-year-old toddlers up to high school students. She has also been a music teacher at the New England Korean School since 2015, where she teaches about 40 children from three to five years old each term. She combines fun activities and songs to teach her students in an engaging manner. She is certified in Music Moves for Piano Level 1 Course by the Gordon Institute of Music Learning.

Performance Biography

In Korea, Clare performed at various venues and recorded two albums with the LimDaeSung Band. In the US, she performed and recorded with the jazz band The Cabana Boys. They performed at the National Association of Music Merchant's (NAMM) show in Los Angeles, as well as the Fullerton College Jazz Festival.


B.A., Contemporary Christian Music and English Language and Literature, Baekseok University; Music Therapy Equivalency Program, Berklee College of Music