Claire has been a successful session musician and live performer for over 10 years. She can be found most weekends performing up and down Central London with her Jazz duo Saxonvibe. Claire is an ex-BRIT School music student and has a BA Hons Degree in Popular Music & Recording from Salford University.
Claire is a multi instrumentalist. Although her main specialisms are Jazz and improvisation she teaches anything from classical to pop/rock.
If you are a student wishing to complete instrumental exams, Claire follows the ABRSM/ Guildhall Trinity/ LCM Classical & Jazz Syllabuses Grades 1 – 8. If you are studying a woodwind instrument and you are not a beginner Claire likes you to work towards an exam.
If you are a student not wishing to take exams but wanting to learn additional instrumental/vocal skills please see below:
Jazz Piano Tuition
Chord reading/Modal Harmony/Pentatonic and Blues Improvisation/Circle of 5ths/Jazz Standards etc...
Classical Piano Tuition
Learning to read music/Music Theory/ Classical Favourites/Soundtrack scores etc.
Vocal & Piano Tuition Combined
Learning to read music/chord reading/composition & arrangement/vocal techniques i.e. breathing/tone/range extension/ microphone technique etc...
Jazz/Classical Saxophone Beginner
Whether you wish to learn Classical or Jazz Saxophone you will need to purchase the book Saxophone Basics by Andy Hampton.
Jazz/Classical Flute Beginner
Whether you wish to learn Classical or Jazz Flute you will need to purchase the book Flute Basics by Sally Adams.
Jazz/Classical Clarinet Beginner
Whether you wish to learn Classical or Jazz Clarinet you will need to purchase the book Clarinet Basics by Paul Harris.
All of Claire’s students have an online support with additional help sheets/aural tests/theory ﬂash cards/singing exercise sheets at Claire's website www.tilby.co.uk.