Claire is an accomplished voice and piano teacher with over six years experience working with all ages, from young children to older adults. She holds a Distinction in the LRAM, the vocal pedagogy certificate from the Royal Academy of Music, an MA from the Royal Academy of Music and a First Class Honours degree in Music and French from Durham University. She has taught across the UK, France and Switzerland, for organisations including Brent Music Service, Blackheath Conservatoire and Institut Le Rosey.
Based in South East London, Claire works both with private students and as a peripatetic tutor in local schools. She has successfully prepared students for ABRSM exams, Oxbridge choral scholarship auditions, competitions and performances.
She enjoys helping students grow in confidence, improve technique and explore a variety of repertoire and does so with a supportive and tailored approach. Since March 2020, Claire’s lessons have been predominantly conducted online, with great success and progress achieved by the students.
If you are interested in lessons, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the contact page for prices and availability.
Here are some comments from current students:
“Claire’s teaching has completely changed the way I sing. Her enthusiastic and fresh approach to singing completely opened me up and my singing has taken leaps and bounds with her help. I am now a choral scholar at St.John’s College, Oxford and her help to prepare for the audition process was indispensable.”
“Claire has taught our children piano for many years now. Her positive and encouraging approach has meant they have stuck at it through secondary school while many of their peers have given up. Claire’s calm and approachable exterior, hides a very well organised, professional musician. We have been particularly impressed with how seamlessly she has adapted to the technological requirements of online teaching, including getting our daughter through her first online exam during the lockdown”