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Private "face to face" and online music lessons in piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, voice, music theory

As an award winning music teacher with over 26 years of experience, I provide lessons to students of all ages and abilities; beginners to advanced, children and adults.  Whether you wish to learn for pleasure or dream of a career in music, I can help you achieve your goals.

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Lessons are taught in a friendly and supportive way and are designed to challenge the individual; building on their current skills, learning new techniques and exploring the extensive repertoire of music written for the instrument, whilst also being enjoyable and stimulating.  All students are trained to become "musical detectives": Recognising and learning how to correct problems as they arise, which in turn helps with effective practice. Sight reading, scales/technical exercises, aural, theory, improvisation and composing are all regular activities in lessons, to provide a well rounded musical experience.    Quite often students can discover a hidden talent or form a new interest through the work done in lessons (for example several students past and present have found a particular talent for composing, and have created pieces for themselves and other musicians).  Piano pupils are also offered the chance to learn the wonderful technique of accompanying; joining with one or more instrumentalists to develop their skills.


In instrumental tuition I cater to all musical tastes, whether they be classical, jazz or Latin American!  In voice I specialise in music theatre and popular music. ABRSM, LCM examinations and regional music festivals are also offered to students who are interested (I accompany all of my students in these performances).  Lessons are taught on a weekly basis during term time and students may book slots during holiday periods if they wish.


I often organise performance opportunities for students. Past examples include Hodnet Hall & Wollerton Old Hall gardens, national trust events (Erddig, Chirk castle), music festivals (Birkenhead, Oswestry) and evening concerts.


As every student is unique, lessons are planned according to each individual's needs, aims and musical interests as well as catering to individual strengths.  In this way consistent progress can be made, and students are more likely to remain highly motivated, becoming confident and successful musicians.  Students should have a real desire to learn, to develop their musicianship and show commitment to regular practice and attendance.  In return I offer  students my full commitment, knowledge, patience, flexibility, passion for music, humour and energy.   I consider music to be a skill for life; I am dedicated to helping each individual fulfill their potential as a musician, and hope that music will remain an important part of my pupil's lives forever, no matter what career path they may choose in the future.  Making music truly is a life enhancing experience.

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I graduated from Lancaster University with a Bachelor of Music honours degree in 1994. I was awarded a Diploma in flute performance (distinction) from the Independent Contemporary Music Awards (1995). I completed a Steinberg Diploma in Music Construction & Production at Manchester Midi School (2005), and have also received the "Derek Henderson Memorial prize" from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music for gaining the highest distinction marks for Grade 6 (1990) and again for Grade 8 (1991)  Flute exams in the County of Cleveland.
I have taught and performed both in the UK and USA and created/directed flute choirs and ensembles. I currently teach music privately as well as in schools on a freelance basis. I feel very lucky to work in a job I am so passionate about, working with some thoroughly inspirational students.

Claire Hennie
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Payable in half termly blocks

30 minutes £22.50

45 minutes £34

1 hour £45

Summer 2024

2nd half term: June 3 - July 14 (6 weeks)

Autumn 2024

1st half term: Sept 9 - Oct 20 (6 weeks)

2nd half term: Nov 4 - Dec 22 (7 weeks)


Learn in the comfort of your own home...

Lessons are also offered via Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp.
Take your lessons remotely or switch between "face to face" and remote. This has proved especially effective during lockdown and seems to be a favourite of busy adult students!


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Exam results (from ABRSM and London College of Music exam Boards) Congrats to all on super results!
Emilia: Distinction (138) Piano Grade 2
Freya: Distinction (90%) Music Theatre Grade 2
Emily W: Distinction (94%) Music Theatre Grade 3
Hugo: Distinction (130) Piano Grade 6
Kit: Merit (126) Piano Grade 4
Niamh: Merit (82%) Popular Music Vocals Grade 3
Olivia: Distinction (85%) Popular Music Vocals Grade 4
Emilia: Distinction (85%) Popular Music Vocals Grade 5
Emily H: Distinction (89%) Music Theatre Grade 1
Maia: Distinction (85%) Popular Music Vocals Grade 1
Amelia: Distinction (90%) Popular Music Vocals Grade 6
Emilia: Distinction (94%) Music Theatre Grade 5

Megan N: Distinction (97%) Popular Music Vocals Grade 6

Emily W: Distinction (90%) Popular Music Vocals Grade 2
Maia: Distinction (89%) Music Theatre Grade 2
Sally: Merit (126) Piano Grade 3

Hugo: Merit (60) Theory Grade 5
Sally: Distinction (132) Clarinet Grade 2
Crispin: Merit (120) Piano Grade 1
Emilia: Distinction (98%) Popular Music Vocals Grade 3
Olivia: Distinction (89%) Popular Music Vocals Grade 3


Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13, UK

07795 573205

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