Claire Corriveau

Claire C.

Chicago, IL

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Claire delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2012

My name is Claire and I have been making a living as a touring/gigging musician for the last eight years. I studied music performance and production at Columbia College Chicago. I have played in a variety of styles, both solo and as part of a band. I currently tour with my band, The Lucky Dutch on keys and vocals. My students start their journey learning music of their choice, sparking interest and enthusiasm from the very first lesson. My motto is "Relentless Positivity" and it shows in my lessons. There is never a consequence for a wrong answer or misplaced note and the worst thing that can happen is we play it again. We will work together to navigate this inspiring and often humbling path.

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Experience

Private lessons teacher
Apr 2012 - Present
Private company

I taught lessons for children ages 6-16, organized recitals, made lesson plans for thirty students a week.

in-house musician
Apr 2009 - Present
Potbelly Sandwiches

I perform during lunch hours to create a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. I build set lists of old school and contemporary covers to give everyone a song to sing along to.

Education

Bachaoler's of Music
Sep 2008 - May 2012
Columbia College Chicago

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music Together Teacher
Jul 2017
Music Together Organization

Music Together is a revolutionary program that brings music into the home for families. Teachers facilitate learning by encouraging children to discover and parents to play. This supportive and accessible atmosphere helps young children develop the necessary skills to express tonality, rhythm and movement accurately.

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8 Reviews

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James Feb 10, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

Clare teaches with a philosophy of "relentless positivity" that is both reassuring and motivating. She's in it with you.

Tasha Sep 11, 2017
Piano · In home

We've loved having Claire in our home for the past 3 years - she's a good balance of fun and seriousness, and our girls have had a blast!

Merrill S. Sep 4, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I have taken lessons before with a few teachers. Claire is the first one I have had that I felt I really walked away learning something in our first meeting. She is very personable, open, and knowledgeable. I really enjoy our lessons.

Jean Jul 5, 2017
Piano · In home

Claire teaches my son and daughter piano and guitar. Her teaching style is thorough, meaning she understands that kids learn different ways, and she teaches to their interests and strengths; until they get it. She is incredibly professional and fun. She is also an excellent musician in her own right.

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Susana Jul 5, 2017
Classical Piano · In home

My son enjoys the lessons with Claire. She makes him feel confident and is a perfect fit with his personality.

Beth Jul 5, 2017
Piano · In home

Claire has a wonderfully fun and patient attitude teaching kids. She's great with making the lessons both entertaining and productive.

Lisa Jul 3, 2017
Guitar · In home

Claire teaches guitar, both electric and acoustic, to one of my children and voice to the other. They both love working with her and have greatly increased their skills.

Geri Jul 3, 2017
Music Theory · In home

I had taken piano lessons as a child but never learned music theory. Claire has patiently taught me about theory in a way that makes sense to me. She listens to my questions and tailors our lessons to aspects that I want to learn. Plus, she is in a band and is super cool! Great teacher!!

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