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Claire Grellier

Claire G.

Starting at $45
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Hello, my name is Claire :) I am French and arrived in the US for the first time in August 2010 to study music. I am starting my second year of 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 also playing in a professional clarinet quartet called Four Play clarinet. 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.

Also, as I am French, 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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  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Music from California State University Fullerton

Reviews (47)

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Shawn Aug 18, 2019
French · Online

Claire is a great instructor. She is positive, patient and non intimidating. I like what I learning each week since I feel I am getting knowledge and moving at a nice pace.

Julie S. Jul 12, 2019
French · Online

Emily Apr 29, 2019
French · Online

Very patient and good with pronunciation.

Xin Y. Apr 12, 2019
French · Online

Very nice teacher!

Macy Feb 15, 2019
French · Online

Claire has a familiarity about her. She is easy to get to kmow. She is clearly very French but easy to understanding English and has excellent skills as a French tutor. She is a teal teacher who corrects but has a sense of humor.

I would highly recommend her.

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Bob H. Jan 21, 2019
Clarinet · Online

Great teacher. Instructive, encouraging, patient.

Caitlyn Y. Dec 5, 2018
French · Online

Claire is an excellent tutor. I have only been with her for a short time, but I feel that I have already learned so much!

Bob Aug 16, 2018
Clarinet · In home

Claire is an excellent teacher of the clarinet. She is instructive, kind, patient, and encouraging.

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 H. 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.


Lesson Details

French

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I was born and raised in Nice, France. I arrived in the United States in 2010, to study music in California. I got my Master degree from California State University Fullerton in 2010 and I am currently a last year doctorate student at the University of Miami. I have been a French tutor in both of my universities.

I have taught French to foreigner people in France since I was 18 years old (my mother has been doing that for over 30 years now) and since I arrived here to adults and students.

Through private lessons I can help you get ready for exams and midterms, help you improve your french or just offer you to have a conversation with a native speaker. I love my culture and would love to share it with you if you are interested.

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Experience

Clarinet Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present

South Miami Senior High School

Clarinet Teaching Assistant
Aug 2018 - Present

Frost School of Music - University of Miami

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

Frost Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition Winner
Apr 2019

Frost School of Music

Musical Performance Award
Jan 2019

FMEA

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

Florida Music Educators Association
Apr 2018
The mission of the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) is to promote quality, comprehensive music education for all Florida Students as a part of their complete education.
National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors
Apr 2018
The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors is a forum for communication within the profession of applied music on the college campus. The Association is composed of university, college, and conservatory teachers and is dedicated to: Encouraging and developing more effective teaching of wind and percussion instruments on the college level. Providing the efficient interchange of information, ideas, and materials among the members. Encouraging the publication, recording, composition, and distribution of good music for wind and percussion instruments. Fostering the development and manufacture of the best in wind and percussion instruments. Coordinating the activities of the membership with other groups having common interests. Encouraging the performance of solo and chamber music in which wind or percussion instruments have significant roles.
College Music Society, The
Oct 2017
The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.
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.
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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