Claire trained at the Colchester Institute, Homerton College, Cambridge and Trinity College of Music, London. She holds the LRSM in piano teaching. Whilst living in south London she taught in several state primary schools, specialising in whole year group recorder and musicianship training, and large group keyboard teaching. A number of the pupils gained entry to specialist music schools/programmes.
Claire’s four children all benefitted from the excellent London Suzuki Group teaching, and all attended Bryanston for many years, two becoming stewards. Having watched many hours of Suzuki individual and group lessons, Claire combines the needs of the youngest children with her experience of school group teaching in an innovative programme of musicianship.
Claire and her husband, Philip – the new Business Administrator, have recently moved to Chichester to set up a B&B specialising in groups and are hoping to start the Chichester Suzuki Group in their newly converted Coach House.