About Claire

A former BRIT School student herself, Claire has now been a successful session musician and live performer for over 15 years. She has a BA Hons Degree in Popular Music and Recording from Salford University.

Claire is a multi-instrumentalist and her main specialism is Jazz and improvisation but her teaching repertoire includes anything from classical to pop/ rock.


Course Content

Beginner Piano Tuition

  • If you are a complete beginner Claire has written her own beginner book that you will work through – teaching you how to read music and play the piano

Jazz Piano Tuition

  • Chord reading
  • modal harmony
  • pentatonic & blues improvisation
  • circle of 5ths/
  • jazz standards etc...

Classical Piano Tuition

  • Reading music
  • music theory
  • Classical favourites
  • soundtrack scores etc

Vocal & Piano Tuition Combined

Claire offers a combination class of vocal and piano tuition. This would be suitable for budding songwriters or musical theatre vocal students needing the skills to accompany themselves:

  • Learning to read music
  • chord reading
  • composition & arrangement
  • vocal techniques i.e. breathing/tone/range extension/ microphone technique etc...

As well as offering music tuition to a recognised graded syllabus, Claire also teaches students wishing to learn for their own pleasure without the need to study for exams or to a pre-conceived syllabus. If you are a student wishing to complete instrumental exams Claire follows the LCM/ ABRSM/ Guildhall Trinity Classical & Jazz Syllabuses Grades 1 – 8 and diplomas

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