Claire has been teaching flute lessons for over six years, and her main goals are to empower her students in their musical journey and create a fun and inspiring learning environment. She has taught beginners, intermediate students, and advanced high schoolers, and works with each student to design a plan that gets them where they want to go.
Claire’s teaching philosophy is informed by Alexander Technique lessons, mindfulness, physical awareness, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and that of her own mentors, Lorna McGhee and Christina Jennings. Whether you’re interested in picking up the flute for the first time or preparing for college auditions, Claire has been through it and can offer insights, guidance, and more than twelve years of performing experience.
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Claire is a gifted musician who generously shares her talent with the Brainerd Lakes Area. My daughter enjoys weekly flute lessons and has steadily improved her existing skills while developing new techniques. Because of Claire’s patient, adept instruction, my daughter realized a noticeable improvement in her skill and confidence. We are very fortunate to have such a highly skilled individual willing to provide top-notch instruction at an affordable rate. We highly recommend Claire as a flute instructor for students of any age!
Claire was my very first flute instructor. She inspired me to play the flute after hearing her perform many times. I love listening to her play! Even though she knows a lot about the flute, she made it easy for me to learn about my instrument, how to hold it properly and how to create music out of it. I really like the way Claire teaches me, she is so kind and caring and makes it fun to learn! I am so lucky have been able to take lessons from her!