Claire is a professional musician based in NYC. She performs regularly with the Sarasota Orchestra and the Sarasota New Music Ensemble. She toured the United States with the Weimar Staatskapelle, and has spent many summers performing in the Aspen Music Festival. She frequently collaborates with preeminent musicians such as NY Philharmonic harpist Nancy Allen, and flute soloist Carol Wincenc. Claire is a graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she won the 2017 Cello Competition to perform the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1. She earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Yale University, where she was co-Principal Cello of the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and played with the all-cello rock group Low Strung. Her cello teachers have included Eric Kim (Jacobs School), Richard Aaron (Juilliard), Alan Harris (Eastman), Maria Kisoupolos (NY Philharmonic), Eric Bartlett (NY Philharmonic), and Wolfram Koessel (American String Quartet). Claire has taught for over 10 years, beginning with teaching through a local community service program from the age of 15. She has taught as part of the Aspen Music Festival PALS program, and has worked at the Perlman Music Program with young artists from all over the world. She maintains an online studio, and creates online courses in cello. She lives and breathes the cello, and can't wait to share that passion with you.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2006
Masters in Music - Cello Performance
Teaches ages 2+
Speaks French, English
Has background check
My experience taking cello lessons from Claire was such a positive one! I decided to learn cello as an adult, with no prior knowledge at all. Claire helped me familiarize myself with the instrument, explained how to care for it, taught posture, technique, etc., all through virtual lessons. She is Very personable, patient, and knowledgable. I highly recommend taking lessons from her!