Claire

Piano | Saratoga Springs

Claire began playing the piano at 10 years old, and 5 years later she was playing for her  high school choir in front of 600 people. She has about two years worth of college-level  music theory knowledge and was awarded with the 2023 outstanding high school  accompanist award. Growing up, Claire had extreme performance anxiety but has  conquered her fear by learning to play the piano. She has now played in front of  thousands of people. Claire strives to make piano lessons an exciting and enjoyable  experience for all ages, and believes it’s never too late to start learning. Claire started  formally teaching piano lessons in 2022. She has experience working with children of all  different abilities and special needs including ADHD, autism, down syndrome, and other  genetic disorders. Claire strives to make the environment feel safe and loving for  everyone. Claire believes that one of the most important parts of teaching is constantly  offering positive feedback and reassurance to her students, as having confidence in  yourself is a vital part of achieving new goals. She likes to explore all genres with her  piano students so they can learn all of the different techniques and musical theory that  goes into them.Overall, Claire is a bubbly and friendly teacher who has an absolute love  for playing the piano, and she can't wait to share the gift of playing music with her  students.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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