Singer and Flutist
Claire has experience of teaching both in schools and privately, and is available to teach pupils of all ages from beginner to Grade 8 standard. Past and current pupils have enjoyed a variety of success, including high examination results and well received performances. Former singing students have gone on to further study at institutions such as the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London and Manchester University, and flute and singing pupils have enjoyed winning prizes at local music festivals including those Cottingham, Hull and Hornsea.
Lessons cover a variety of aspects, designed to help you to develop an understanding of how the flute works, alongside exploring a variety of music and it's background. In learning how to control techincal aspects such as breathing and articulation (tonguing), pupils learn how to use their whole body as an instrument, with the aim being to help you to find an open and natural sound. Musical theory, interpretation and performance are all covered to help to fully understand how to form your playing in order to bring the music to life.
I started lessons with Claire in September 2022 after seeing a video on Youtube of her playing 'Cross Eyed Mary' from the Jethro Tull album 'Aqualung'. For some time I had wished to explore the flute style of Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, and to also approach improvisation around that style.
These lessons have been fun and enjoyable, and I feel that they have made a huge improvement in my approach to this style of playing. I feel that Claire fills an important niche in the way that she is able to adapt to cross genre styles of playing. In conclusion, I commend her enthusiasm and professionalism as a teacher.
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