Information About Claire - Kensington teacher - (10 reviews)
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I am a recent First Class graduate of the Royal College of Music having studied saxophone, clarinet and flute. I perform on all three instruments regularly in a variety of different scenarios, from musical theatre pit bands to orchestras, to chamber recitals and jazz bands. I had achieved Grade VIII distinction on all three instruments by the age of 18 and am now working past this standard on all three. I have played Reed I in the National Youth Musical Theatre (NYMT) production of Sweet Charity, I am the current baritone saxophone chair holder with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) and have enjoyed playing regularly in the West End for the past couple of years, in shows such as Yank! and The Woman in White at the Charing Cross Theatre to name a couple.
I am currently the peripatetic flute teacher at Burgess Hill Girls School in West Sussex, and the clarinet and saxophone teacher at St Columba's College in St Albans. Before this, I was a peripatetic woodwind teacher for Hillingdon Music Service, teaching saxophone, clarinet and flute to Year Four, Five and Six students across the Borough. For the past three years, I have worked at the Royal College of Music Junior department, working alongside children aged 8-18 and sometimes coaching small ensembles. The vast majority of my time with NYMT was spent coaching young musicians to the best of their ability in our five-strong woodwind section. Away from music, before moving to London for university, I spent two years teaching disabled swimmers at my local swimming club, at which I was club captain for two years.
I strive to make music lessons the highlight to any student's week. I consider myself to be a fun and chatty person who can create a relaxed and positive atmosphere in lesson times, as this really is the best environment for any student to learn in. I strive to coach every student to become the very best musician they can possibly be, but in absolutely no way compromising his or her's love for their instrument and making music. This is, above all, the most important factor to me: if I can inspire my pupils to want to pick up their instrument every day and become a better musician, then I believe I have done my job.
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- Royal College of Music (2017) - BMus Saxophone (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Hurstpierpoint College (2013) - Music A level (A) (College) (✔ On File)
- Hurstpierpoint College (2013) - Psychology A level (A) (College) (✔ On File)
- Hurstpierpoint College (2013) - History A level (A*) (College) (✔ On File)
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Thank you Claire
We are very happy to have found her!
She is extremely capable and caters perfectly to your needs.
Claire also takes good care in arriving on time and never finishes a lesson early, which is highly appreciated.
Communication with Claire is also extremely easy and there is always fexibility with timings of lessons.
All in all 10/10!