Claire has been developing her own style of teaching piano over the past 12 years. She teaches according to the learning style and musical preferences of the student. Whether you are interested in the more traditional exam route, or wish to explore your musical creativity and self-expression through improvisation and creative play, she will develop a program to best suit your needs. For young children, we recommend the group classes. These classes comprise of 3 children of a similar level, and are a fun way of learning the building blocks of music in a small group through the medium of piano.
“Piano is fun and Claire is a really nice teacher. When I started I wasn’t able to play much and now I’ve learned so much and I’m able to play a lot harder songs”. (Caoimhe, aged 8)
“My daughter absolutely loves piano and literally bounces into her lessons every week. Not only have her musical skills dramatically improved but also her self-confidence under Claire’s expertise”. (Lorraine, a happy parent)
Claire also teaches adults from beginner to advanced levels.
“Moving at my pace was key to my learning, and Claire’s patience, ability and willingness to adjust our lessons to the level of instruction to meet my needs is a credit to her wonderful personality and teaching skills… She has a good sense of humour and each lesson is so enjoyable that the time flies by”. (Geraldine, adult student)
One on one classes are 15 / 30 minutes / 1 hour long, and group classes are 40 minutes. All of our classes are taught with a focus on personal development and confidence building.
Individual lessons are billed monthly over 10 months or 12 months, and the fee includes tuition, registration fee, access to the band program, 2 recitals per year, and supplementary material for lessons.
15 min individual – €47 per month over 10 months / €39 per month over 12 months.
30 min individual €20 – €88 per month over 10 months / €73 per month over 12 months.
60 min individual €40 – €171.50 per month over 10 months / €144 per month over 12 months.
Claire also creates bespoke programs for musicians wishing to work on areas such as improvisation, chord progressions, accompanying, choral arranging and support around teaching practice for piano.
Claire is a member of the Curious Piano Teachers, an online global community of teachers who are at the forefront of pedagogical research and innovative thinking in relation to teaching piano as holistically as possible.
To read more about Claire’s way of teaching, check out her blog From Heart to Heart – The Joy of Teaching