Lara Klaus is a Recife, Brazil-based percussionist and educator. Studying at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), Lara focused on mastering traditional percussion such as pandeiro, alfaia, zabumba and other world music instruments along with the rhythms of Northeast Brazil. Lara has performed and taught all-ages workshops throughout South America, Europe and the United States. As a drummer and multi-instrumentalist, she has been featured in ensembles with renowned Brazilian musicians including Luciano Magno, Elba Ramalho, Roberto Mescal and Moraes Moreira. Lara currently teaches music at Integrarte, a nonprofit which works with children and adults with Down Syndrome.