I provide tuition to pupils of all ages and abilities (beginner to advanced) in the Whitchurch, Shropshire, Chester, Cheshire and Wrexham areas. Lessons are taught in my purpose built music studio with vaulted ceiling and grand piano, at my home two miles outside Whitchurch, Shropshire.
A little bit about me....I grew up in the north east of England and am half Persian. I studied for my music degree at Lancaster University and hold several diplomas both in teaching and performing. I am completely passionate about all music and music teaching, and aim to inspire my students by sharing this love of music with them all. I am continually undergoing professional development (via courses and workshops) in order to keep abreast of new teaching methods, and to keep on top of my own technique as a musician.
Many of my pupils have gone on to become successful musicians and teachers themselves: I have had students taking up places at the Royal Northern College of Music, others studying music at university (specialising in composition and flute). I also regularly prepare pupils for school entrance exam auditions, with many gaining music scholarships at the top schools in Cheshire/Shropshire.
Welcome to the website of music teacher Claire Hennie
Tuition in flute, piano, clarinet, saxophone, singing
Classic FM Private Music Teacher of the Year 2013
BMus(hons), LRSM(teaching), DipMusP(ICMA)
LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE BY SKYPE & FACETIME.
A wonderful term of music making from everybody! Very well done and thankyou for your continued hard work and commitment.
Again I would like to say how thankful I am to those who continued with remote lessons. All musicians have made exceptional progress and brought a lot of joy to friends and family in these difficult times. You have also helped support me as your teacher at the same time, for which I am ever so grateful.
Summer: Lessons are available on Mondays and Tuesdays through summer (both remotely and face to face). From September you have the option of either face to face or remote lessons, so please let me know as soon as possible so I can organise the timetable.
I will be implementing safety measures for those taking face to face lessons; Lessons will no longer be "back to back" where possible, as I will need time to disinfect between each lesson and want to try to avoid pupils crossing paths in the cosy waiting room. I will also be teaching at a safe distance. I will teach from the stage piano with all piano students (who will continue to play on the Clavinova).
I also hope to restart Flute Salad at some point when safe to do so, as well as resuming 'in house' performance sessions, so stay tuned for details!
Exams will resume from Autumn term (both 'live' and recorded options will be available from both ABRSM and LCM Boards).
Planned term dates for the whole school year 2020/21 are now posted on the "term dates" page, but are subject to change.
Wishing you all a wonderful and healthy summer,
Welcome to my site! I hope you will find it helpful and informative. Within the site, you will find audio clips and details of exam results to provide examples of my student's work.
Sophie with her ARSM diploma certificate (Distinction)