Claire - BAH Teacher #3229

“Claire, a recent graduate with a Master of Music in Voice and Opera from McGill University, offers voice lessons online and in your home. With a Bachelor of Music Education from Western University, she brings a wealth of knowledge in vocal pedagogy, music theory, and acting through singing. Claire's teaching philosophy focuses on promoting autonomy in her students while building lessons around their interests, ensuring a joyful learning experience. She aims to cultivate healthy and versatile singers, emphasizing techniques like head voice, chest voice, and their seamless transition. Book an interview with Claire now.”
 - Claire


I have two main goals in my lessons. My first is to ensure that singers keep their inherent love of singing while learning more about their instrument. I aim to do this by promoting autonomy in my singers and building lessons around their interests. It is the students joy that will guide lessons. My second goal is to promote healthy and versatile singers. No matter what style someone wants to sing in, they need to work towards being able to use their head voice, chest voice and have movement between the two. In my lessons, I aim to build on a singers strengths but also work on the techniques they struggle with.

Name: Claire (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 24

Gender: female

I am recent graduate of my Master of Music in Voice and Opera from McGill University after previously completing a Bachelor of Music Education at Western University in London. ON. Both of these degrees have given me experience and knowledge of vocal pedagogy, teaching young voices, music theory, and acting through singing.

Before university, I earned RCM certificates in voice and theory as well as participated in singing competitions. During my time as a performer, I have worked in multiple disciplines including Musical Theatre, Opera, choir, and solo performance. I have also worked extensively as a stage manager. These experiences have given me a diverse breadth of knowledge in repertoire, the different techniques needed in different disciplines, and an understanding of the business as a whole.


Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)

Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00

Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)

1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).

Lessons in your home

Claire is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Claire can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.