Claire Adams
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Claire Adams

Claire A.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Are you ready to play guitar? Guitar is an incredibly fun and versatile instrument and I want to share my 20 years of playing and 8 years of teaching experience with you! As a professional guitarist and bassist, I've played and performed in a variety of ensembles, and toured nationally and internationally. In lessons, we'll go over the foundations of technique, theory, and improvisation in a plan that is customized for your interests and goals, all while having lots of fun!

About Claire A.

I am a professional bassist, guitarist, singer, songwriter and recording artist. I graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelors of Music Business, with an emphasis on Recording and Audio Production, and spent several years running live sound and performing with bands in Nashville. I've toured nationally and internationally, playing festivals and opening for major acts, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Joan Jett, The Doobie Brothers, Robin Trower and more.

In addition to a well-rounded experience as a live musician, I've also written, recorded, and performed on a variety of full-length albums, EPs, and singles, and have had music featured on TV shows, in a video game, and on the Kansas City Royals’ 2019 Super Bowl commercial.

After years of playing and performance, I first began teaching a few music lessons in 2012, helping a colleague expand her teaching studio. Over the past 8 years, teaching and coaching aspiring musicians and songwriters has come to be one of the most meaningful things in my life. I love playing and performing music because of the way that it connects people, and I love teaching because it allows me to share my knowledge and passion for music with others in a meaningful way.

I teach students of all ages and personalize each lesson plan to help each student meet their goals in a positive and fun learning environment.

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Jordan
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i think the new song im learning is really fun and pretty and claire makes it even more fun. i am surper exieded for next week! :)

Posted May 19, 2021
Don D.
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Claire was clear, used solid examples and provided goals for the things I have to work on for next time. Excellent first lesson!!

Posted Apr 19, 2021
Dan
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Had my first lesson with Claire today. She presented a lot of great information in a fun and easy to understand way.
Definitely looking forward to more lessons.

Posted Mar 24, 2021
Garrett Gallagher
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Clair is extremely knowledgeable and personable. I have progressed in areas on bass that I have wanted to for a long time and could never quite get. I highly recommend lessons with Clair if you are looking to progress in music and have a great time doing it.

Posted Mar 23, 2021
David R.
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she's great teacher she's got a great ear

Posted Mar 1, 2021
Katherine
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Great teacher!

Posted Feb 10, 2021
Kaia
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First lesson, Claire was really able to connect and engage with our 4 1/2 year old. Looking forward to lesson number two!

Posted Jan 20, 2021
Margherita
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My daughter wants to learn guitar so we connected with Claire and today they had the first lesson. She is extremely sweet and my daughter (11 years old) was enthusiastic at the end of the lesson. Go for Claire you won’t regret it. 👍🏻🎸

Posted Jan 18, 2021
Julia
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Claire is an amazing teacher! She is very easy to talk to and super knowledgeable. I can’t wait for my next lesson!

Posted Dec 29, 2020
Fiona
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Awesome. I feel like I have direction now.
Cannot wait for my 2nd lesson.
Thank you

Posted Dec 22, 2020
Meaghan K.
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I love my lessons with Claire. I went from 0 --> very comfortable campfire-level ukulele player in less than a year. She's also teaching me music theory and helping me learn how to read music. Can't recommend enough!

Posted Dec 3, 2020
Burke S.
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Claire has a clear understanding of music theory. Her easygoing personality and teaching style made for a great experience.

Posted Nov 10, 2020
Karmen B.
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Claire is a phenomenal instructor...we started on guitar and now transitioned to bass which has been a great new challenge. She's flexible with my work schedule and adapts our focus to my interests and ability. I highly recommend her for any age group and skill level.

Posted Oct 18, 2020
John
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I've been with Claire for a number of months to learn guitar and recently started learning more bass guitar as well, and it's been a great experience. Claire has been enormously patient and enthusiastic, and has been excellent both at finding pieces to help me exercise new techniques, and at helping me to learn songs that I've had my heart set on but were previously beyond my ability.

Posted Oct 16, 2020
Kai
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Claire is knowledgeable and patient. My 9 yr old is learning to tune and play the ukulele. And looks forward to lessons. Thanks Claire

Posted Sep 23, 2020
Jordan
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it was fun and i learned a lot

Posted Aug 19, 2020
Jordan
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im soooooo happy i am learning super fast

Posted Jul 13, 2020
Jordan
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i had sooo much fun and a learned a lot and im sooo excited for next week.

Posted Jun 22, 2020
Jordan
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i had so much fun and im so excited for next week

Posted Jun 8, 2020
Jordan
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i cant belive that im learning yellow sumurin

Posted Jun 1, 2020
Manoj
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Thanks for amazing lessons, Claire!!

Posted May 31, 2020
Jordan
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i learned a lot and i am so glad i am learning soo fast.

Posted May 28, 2020
Jordan
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I thought it was really fun to learn more and I got to learn the last part of the song I was watching

Posted May 20, 2020
Karmen B.
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Claire is awesome...super knowledgeable and makes lessons fun. Looking forward to building my knowledge and becoming more confident.

Posted May 11, 2020
Jordan
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i had a lot of fun learning ode to joy

Posted Apr 6, 2020
nora S.
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My 6 year old had a great first lesson. Learned to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in first lesson and let everyone know.

Posted Apr 6, 2020
Jordan
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I had a lot of fun and I am so happy that I had learned how to strum with my thumb up and down.

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Jordan
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i learned a lot of notes and cords and it was a lot of fun

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Jordan
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I learned a song and where notes are. And how to tune.

Posted Mar 9, 2020
Kelly H.
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I had a great first lesson with Claire! Knowing that I had no prior knowledge or experience with music she began with the basics and moved at a pace that made me feel comfortable. I’m looking forward to more lessons with her!

Posted Mar 5, 2020
Allison S.
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Claire is very friendly and does a great job of explaining the theory while teaching. She answered all of my questions and gave me a lot of fun material to work on.

Posted Feb 21, 2020
Clara
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Claire was the absolute right choice for our 10-year-old. She is upbeat, knowledgeable and moved right along. I can’t wait to see the progress over the coming months!

Posted Feb 17, 2020
Ally
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My daughter started her first lesson with Claire today. My daughter really enjoyed working with her, and Claire has already taught her so much. She can’t wait until her next lesson!

Posted Feb 10, 2020
Meaghan G.
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I look forward to my lessons with Claire. It's clear she's incredibly knowledgable about ukulele and takes the time to explain not only the music theory behind what we're working on, but also tips and tricks to execute on the songs. Love her attitude and wealth of knowledge.

Posted Jan 29, 2020
Jennifer
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Claire was so patient, and I came away from the first lesson with some tips to make playing more comfortable. Looking forward to learning more.

Posted Jan 18, 2020
whitney Anderson
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i think claire is a great teacher

Posted Jan 9, 2020
Jamie T.
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I like Claire because she is kind and she takes her time so I can learn. She was very nice and generous.

Posted Jan 6, 2020
Tim F.
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Awesome first lesson!! Claire makes it seem so easy.

Posted Jan 6, 2020
Bob D.
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Claire is very knowledgeable and very pleasant. She works at the student's pace and encourages confidence and success.

Posted Jan 5, 2020
Joelle
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Great first start. It was fun & constructive!

Posted Oct 7, 2019
Alexa
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I have enjoyed every lesson I took from Claire! She went at the perfect pace for me, and definitely tailors her lessons for the student. She is an enigmatic, warm teacher that is very passionate about music and that shows in her lessons.

Posted Jun 21, 2019
Rachel G.
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Claire is so awesome! I actually took some songwriting lessons from her also, and I was more motivated to do the work than I have been in years. I found Claire to be kind, easy to work with, encouraging, and a complete delight. Her insights made all the difference to me. As an adult student and a music teacher myself, I fully recommend Claire for anything related to music. She is a true gem.

Posted Jun 20, 2019
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Experience

Songwriter/Guitarist/Vocalist/Bandleader
May 2007 - Present

Claire A. Music

I have played shows all over the country, recorded and released two full-length albums and two EPs of my original material, and performed and recorded my songs with a variety of ensembles; ranging from a trio to a fifteen-piece chamber orchestra.

Touring/Recording Bassist
Sep 2012 - Dec 2018

KG&G

Toured nationally and internationally with an all-female blues rock power trio, opening for acts like The Doobie Brothers, Joan Jett, Robin Trower and Samantha Fish. I recorded bass and vocals for three albums and one EP, co-wrote some of the songs and worked on all the arrangements. This group had songs featured on TV, in a video game, and a Royals commercial.

Education

BBA Music Business
Aug 2003 - May 2007

Belmont University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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