Music reflects the human condition, and playing an instrument opens a life-long space to express yourself and to connect with others. My goal as a teacher is to support my students’ well-being, self-esteem, creativity, and collaborative skills through music. Additionally, I guide my students to approach practice with a problem-solving mindset, in which mistakes are a natural part of the learning process and are fascinating puzzles to be solved.
"I would highly recommend Claire as a violin teacher. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Her interactions with students are positive and kind. Claire is very easy to work with. As a parent, I always felt assured my daughter was receiving quality instruction."
Stacy, parent of violin student (age 12)
Faculty Member, String Project (University of Arizona)
August 2022-present, Tucson, AZ
Private lessons and Primo group class
Interested in private lessons and/or group classes? Read more about UA's String Project here.
October 2018-April 2019, Grinnell, IA
Weekly after-school music program for early elementary students