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About Claire L.
I am a talented and experienced musician with a lot of different skills: I now mainly perform violin and piano but in the past I've directed children's and adults' choirs and orchestras. I have been teaching privately for fifteen years and have taught pupils for ten years at a stretch and taken them from beginner level to Grade 8 distinction, or wherever they want to go! I give all my pupils the opportunity to play in informal concerts twice a year as I think the ultimate goal of music is to bring people together.
I have taught violin and piano up to and beyond Grade 8, and I also teach viola, music theory and singing (for fun). I have pupils of all ages, from 5 to 75, and I love the variety of people that come through my door.
My teaching approach is very flexible and pupil centred. My aim is to make each lesson enjoyable and fulfilling while inspiring (and occasionally cajoling!) pupils to practise between lessons. I want all my pupils to feel fulfilled whatever their ability, and try to discover their strengths, likes and dislikes so that they can go as far as possible on their musical journey. I improvise with most of my pupils, especially pianists, and use percussion instruments (djembe drums etc), note cards, pebbles and other resources with little ones to make their lessons as interesting and varied as possible. I am also able to stretch advanced students as I have a very strong grasp of musical language and violin and piano technique.