Passionate about teaching! I have taught music for 20 years and achieved distinction at Grade VIII Piano and Grade VIII Singing, Grade V Theory, and studied flute with Jacqueline du Pré’s sister, Hilary Finzi, and daughter of the composer Gerald Raphael Finzi. I was Junior and Senior Music Scholar at Downe House School, Newbury, Berkshire.
I continued my piano studies privately under Niel Immelman of the Royal College of Music & Senior ABRSM Board Examiner, and Harmony in the style of J S Bach under Ian Curror, Capelmeister of Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, and continue to study under him to this day.
I give individual private piano and theory tuition, and give music workshops for children from my home in Aldbourne, near Marlborough, and prepare students for both ABRSM piano & theory examinations. I tutor home educated children in both piano and a general musicanship course covering history, music periods and styles, the orchestra, theory, aural, rhythm, notation, aural transcription and much more. Each course is tailor made to the specific needs and requirements of the individual pupil.
Currently teaching 30 children.
Excellent communication skills and tons of patience, Claire’s philosophy of teaching music embraces not only a child’s ability to learn and perform music, but also focuses on the development of a child’s self-confidence, assertiveness and ability to effectively interact with others. She is passionate about encouraging each individual child to tap into previously unearthed potential and ability, whether by ‘nature’ or ‘nurture’; thereby enhancing a sense of individual purpose, fulfilment & achievement. Claire aims to open up the world of music to all of her pupils through a number of media, including aural development, reading and writing of music, improvisation, theory of music, performance, technical skills, scales, sight reading, and much more.
Excellent references available.
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