About Claire

A former BRIT School student herself, Claire has now been a successful session musician and live performer for over 25 years. She has a BA Hons Degree in Popular Music and Recording from Salford University and an ALCM diploma in Voice.

Claire is a singer and a multi-instrumentalist who is passionate about music education and sharing her love of music with others. She has performed in a variety of settings, including west end, theatres, concerts, festivals, and private events. She has also recorded music for various projects, including film and television.

In addition to her performance career, Claire is currently working on a series of music books designed to help students gain confidence in reading music and understanding their instruments. These books are suitable for anyone, including partially sighted and special needs students.

As a music teacher with over 20 years of experience, she has seen first-hand the benefits of a strong foundation in music theory and vocal/ instrumental technique. Claire’s goal is to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in their musical journey, whether they are just starting out or looking to improve their skills.

Claire's primary instruments are Voice, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and Piano. She has been playing these instruments for many years and has achieved Grade 8/ Diploma standard on each of them. She believes that being proficient in multiple instruments has helped her become a better teacher and performer, as she is able to understand and appreciate the nuances of each instrument and how they work together in a musical context.



Course Content

Vocal Course Content

  • Vocal technique (warm up exercises, extending range, vocal qualities and vocal runs)
  • Stagecraft & Performance Skills
  • Microphone technique.
  • Controlling Stage Fright and Nerves
  • Music theory and learning to sing and follow sheet music.
  • Aural Training
  • Class Repertoire practice
  • Exam and assessment preparation
  • Vocal improvisation

Unlock your singing potential with Claire's expert tuition, available for grades 1-8/ Diploma in a range of syllabuses. Whether you’re interested in popular music, musical theatre, or classical singing, Claire offers tailored lessons to help you achieve your goals and excel in your chosen field.

Claire's tuition isn’t just limited to those working towards exams. She also offers singing lessons for pleasure, helping you to develop your voice and learn new skills without the pressure of a syllabus or grading system. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced singer looking to take your skills to the next level, Claire can help you achieve your goals and become the best singer you can be.

Piano Course Content

If you are a complete beginner at the Piano Claire works you through the Alfred's Adult Piano Course. It is a great system and teaches you to read music and chords in record speed.

In addition to offering graded piano tuition, Claire also teaches students who want to learn for their own pleasure, without the need to study for exams or follow a preconceived syllabus.

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

She offers graded piano tuition in the following syllabuses:

  • ABRSM Classical piano grade 1-8
  • ABRSM Jazz piano grade 1-5
  • LCME Jazz piano grade 1-8/ Diploma
  • Rock School Piano grade 1-8
  • Trinity Piano grade 1-8

Vocal & Piano Course Combined Content

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...

Saxophone/ Clarinet/ Flute Course Content

Claire  provides Woodwind lessons tailored to both the structured progression of recognized grading systems and the casual learning preferences of those who wish to play for personal enjoyment, without the constraints of examinations or fixed curricula.

For those interested in graded learning, Claire offers instruction in the following syllabuses:

  • LCME Classical  (Grades 1-8/ Diploma)
  • ABRSM Classical (Grades 1-8)
  • Trinity Classical (Grades 1-8/ Diploma)
  • LCME Jazz Saxophone (Grades 1-8/ Diploma)
  • Trinity Jazz Saxophone (Grades 1-8/ Diploma)
  • ABRSM Jazz Saxophone (Grades 1-5)

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