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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:
2006

Hello, my name is Claire :) I am French and arrived in the US in August 2010 to study music. I am just starting my Doctorate in Music on a full scholarship at the University of Miami after earning a Master in Music Performance from California State University Fullerton on a full scholarship as well. I am currently playing in a professional clarinet quartet and I am studying with the principal clarinetist of the LA Phil until I go to Miami. My ultimate goal is to play clarinet and teach music at the University level.

I have the experience of teaching private clarinet lessons in France since 2006 and in America since 2010 and am seeking clarinet students of every level and age. I can help you prepare for high school band/university admission auditions or any other type of performances.

I have also studied piano for a few years and have the experience of teaching private piano lessons in France and America.

Finally as I am from France, I was a French tutor at my University for 6 years and can help you learn French, get ready for exams and midterms or just do conversation if you are more advanced.

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Experience

Music Mentor
Feb 2018 - Present
Shalala Music Outreach

Clarinet Instructor
Feb 2018 - Present
Mays Conservatory, Florida

Education

Doctorate of Musical Arts
Aug 2017 - Present
University of Miami
Master of Music
Aug 2014 - May 2016
California State University Fullerton
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2010 - May 2014
California State University Fullerton

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Music Business Foundations Certificate
Jun 2016
Berklee College of Music

Awards

Elected Member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2016
Beta Omega Chapter
Recipient of the Frank & Jean Raymond Foundation Music Scholarship
Aug 2014
California State University Fullerton
Selected to perform for the NASM (National Association of Schools of Music
Jan 2014
California State University Fullerton
Outstanding Young Artists Scholarship from the city of Nice, France
Jun 2010
City of Nice, France

Affiliations

International Clarinet Association
Apr 2017

The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.

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Phi Kappa Lambda
May 2016

The purpose of this Society is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, which offer music degree programs in one or more fields.

The primary objective of the Society is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.

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Photos & Videos

Four Play clarinet - Leon On by Major Laser Cover
Four Play clarinet - How Deep Is Your Love by Calvin Harris Cover
Four Play clarinet - D.A.N.C.E. by Justice Cover
Four Play clarinet - Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics Cover
Claire - Mozart Clarinet Concerto - UCLA (november 2016)
Claire - Bela Kovacs Hommage à Manuel de Falla - UCLA (november 2016)
Claire - Brahms First Sonata (first movement) - UCLA (november 2016)
March 2017  - Four Play clarinet - Promotional Photoshoot for Beaumont Music

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December 2017 - Four Play clarinet - Sweet Dreams Music Video
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39 Reviews

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Katie Apr 18, 2018
Clarinet · Online

Claire is great - she is helping me learn advanced fingering and how to finesse notes. My mom said to say that she's also punctual, organized, able to adapt to a student's needs and communicates really well.

Annette B. Mar 19, 2018
French · Online

She is reliable, use her time wisely. Thanks

Jenni Mar 14, 2018
Clarinet · Online

My 11 year old daughter currently takes online clarinet lessons with Claire and looks forward to them every week. Claire is kind and funny and has already taught my daughter many new skills in the first 2 weeks. We would highly recommend classes with Claire.

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Saige Mar 3, 2018
Clarinet · Online

Claire was great with my daughter in her first lesson. She had not played in 9 months and Claire got her going again quickly.

Traci Jan 28, 2018
French · Online

Our 14 year-old daughter has been working with Claire for the past 5 months. Our goal was to bridge the gap btw middle school French 1 and high school French 2. Claire has exceed out expectations! She has a strong knowledge of how French is taught in school and learning from a native speaker enhances the experience. She has been incredibly flexible when we have needed to rearrange lessons. We highly recommend her!

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Adna Jan 11, 2018
Clarinet · Online

Claire has been the biggest help to me over the past several weeks. She is honest, encouraging and always willing to help. She has one of the best ears I've ever known and even over FaceTime can tell a wrong note or when something is out of tune. She has given me so many tips that made me a better clarinet player. She really, really knows how to play the clarinet and amazed me after every lesson. I left each lesson feeling inspired to do better and to keep improving. She's dedicated and cares that you get better. Learning with Claire has been really eye-opening and so helpful with not only what I needed for my audition but general tips and tricks to the clarinet. Playing the clarinet can be very challenging but with Claire, she makes sure that you can master something with her listening and then keeps enforcing your techniques and skills. I've really enjoyed working with her.

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Denise J. Jan 10, 2018
Clarinet · Online

Online clarinet lessons through TakeLessons with Claire have exceeded my expectations! My 12 year old daughter has learned a lot. Claire is a talented musician & a great teacher. We highly recommend her!

Heather Jan 10, 2018
French · Online

My first lesson with Claire was wonderful. She is very nice, patient, and instructive! I am looking forward to continuing French lessons with her!

Nicholas Jan 5, 2018
Clarinet · Online

Awesome teacher.

Alberto T. Jan 3, 2018
Clarinet · Online

Claire is great my son really feels like he is learning so much

Susan S. Dec 6, 2017
French · Online

Claire is awesome! Always prepared and a great teacher. Thanks!

Hasan Nov 11, 2017
Clarinet · Online

She is very kind and a good teacher , she has easy way to teach you ☺️

Helen Nov 9, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Very knowledgeable and patient. Gifted teacher. Challenging but not overwhelming.

Susan Oct 18, 2017
Clarinet · Online

I love my lessons--Claire is wonderful and I am learning so much.

Nancy saldana Oct 6, 2017
French · Online

Claire is great ! I have a hectic schedule and she's always willing to work with me

Amber W. Sep 25, 2017
French · Online

Claire was wonderful! I am starting with no prior French experience and she made me feel very comfortable and moved a great pace. Looking forward to my future lessons.

Bob Sep 20, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Great lesson. Learned a lot

Bart Sep 15, 2017
French · Online

Claire is great! Very patient and kind, very knowledgeable.

brendan leary Sep 5, 2017
French · Online

The best

Nancy Aug 31, 2017
French · Online

Claire is great! Very accommodating and professional. I will be purchasing more classes

miral Aug 7, 2017
French · Online

Claire is an excellent instructor. she makes you feel at ease. she was punctual and very friendly. She has a French accent and is French born. I cannot insist enough how important it is to learn from a teacher who's native language is whatever that your are trying to learn. obviously with me having no background in French it is a learning curve but honestly I felt that after the first 45 mins I was enjoying mind it not because of anything else but the teacher's excellent, easy going manner and her enthusiasm for teaching. she is encouraging without being pushy but we also had material covered so no wasting time here. answered all of my questions and began with a great game plan. thank you Claire with God's grace and permission I hope you succeed in all that you do.

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Lee Jul 5, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Claire is an excellent teacher who has been great with my son. He is making good progress, and she is reliable and talented.

Amy Jun 6, 2017
Audition Prep · Online

She gave me great practicing tips and corrected me when I made mistakes.

Nikki W. May 23, 2017
French · Online

Excellent. Delightful teacher

Nikki W. May 21, 2017
French · Online

Fantastique

Jason May 1, 2017
Clarinet · In studio

Claire is very talented, thorough and patient and works each piece carefully with the student until the student plays it to the best of their abilities.

Andres B. May 1, 2017
French · Online

Claire was super helpful with schedule issues and very good at explaining the lesson.

Michelle G. Apr 24, 2017
French · Online

Claire is an excellent french teacher! I love taking class with her because she is not only an authentic french speaker, but has such a pleasant personality and effective teaching method. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to explore the language and all its nuances. She's wonderful :)

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Carolyn Apr 19, 2017
Clarinet · Online

My daughter began lessons with Claire recently and she has already helped her so much!! She has gone above and beyond our expectations. We feel lucky to have found Claire through online TakeLessons.

Alison I. Apr 12, 2017
French · Online

Claire made my first French lesson very enjoyable! She was very organized and helped me to learn keys points in the chapter easily. I feel confident that she can help me achieve my goals with the lessons I am signed up for. I am very much looking forward to studying with Claire. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn French.

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adrian Apr 7, 2017
Piano · In studio

Claire is amazing, a lot of patience and a very simple and fun way of teaching.

Josh M. Apr 6, 2017
French · Online

Claire is very helpful and very nice. We laid out a plan, discussed my goals and we are implementing it. I would highly recommend Claire.

Ramona A. Mar 29, 2017
Piano · In studio

Great instructor! I truly enjoyed my lesson

Alexandra Mar 20, 2017
French · Online

Claire is fantastic! She's great at assessing what you need and lesson planning on the spot. She breaks down the grammar in a way that is easy to understand. Can't wait to continue!

Alyssa Mar 19, 2017
Clarinet · Online

This was the best decision I have made for my music. Being able to take part in lessons about my specific instrument on an individual basis allowed for better performance in class and on auditions. The results are undeniable.

Tammy Mar 5, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Claire is great! She is very knowledgeable and makes playing the clarinet easy and fun. I have improved so fast! Highly recommend!

Jim Mar 5, 2017
French · Online

Taking French lessons with Claire has been an amazing experience so far ! First Claire is from France (and has the accent !) and she makes French easy and accessible to anyone. She has been so great helping me with pronunciation too. I can't wait for my next lesson ! Merci Claire !

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Zhenyu H. Feb 28, 2017
Classical Piano · Online

Claire is aweseom! She makes sure you are learning at a pace and level that suits you the best, and more importantly, she doesn't just teach you how to play the instrument but instead how to interpret the music. She ensures that you start building good musical habits even as a beginner, and this has not only helped me with playing the instrument, but also gave me a new perspective of appreciating and enjoying music played by other people.
Overall an amazing teacher, 10/10 would buy again :D!

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bob M. Dec 2, 2016
French · Online

My lesson was great and I enjoy working with Claire.

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