Teaching

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.

 

Testimonial

"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)

 

Experience

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.

 

Associate Teacher of Viola & Violin, Studio E Grinnell

October 2021-May 2022, Grinnell, IA

Private lessons

Read more about Studio E Grinnell here.

 

Co-Instructor, KidsMusic

October 2018-April 2019, Grinnell, IA
Weekly after-school music program for early elementary students