Klaus has been teaching band and percussion in the Portland area for over 20 years. He graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music and a Minor in Black Studies. While earning his bachelor’s degree, Klaus also held an Artist in Residence position at Ida B. Wells High School,(SW Portland), serving as percussion instructor and assistant band director. After graduating from PSU, Klaus took a position on Carnival Cruise Lines playing drums for Carnival’s Headline Acts. After traveling the world playing music, Klaus returned to Portland to continue his teaching career, and started teaching with MUSE. Klaus has a passion for music education and loves to pass his knowledge forward.