When Clare was starting out as a singer, she went through countless teachers unable to find somebody who could help her achieve her goals. They all appeared focussed on what “they wanted” to achieve with her voice, and their visions were rarely aligned.
Those experiences are what drives Clare as a teacher, to put YOU and your desires at the centre of every lesson.
She has a strong passion to help her students realise their full potential. This is why she is on a continual path of study and problem solving, as no singer is the same, and neither is their instrument. In fact this is the most exciting part of teaching for her. Every day and every student is different, and their unique voice is her honour to work with.
Clare is a Vocology in Practice Authorized Instructor.
She is also their current Education Director and has sat on their Board of Directors since 2021.
Vocology in Practice is arguably the most active and connected voice teacher network in the world.
A global network of elite voice professionals at the forefront of vocal training for todays contemporary singer.
Vocology in Practice provides access to to a profound knowledge base from voice teachers to voice scientists and researchers internationally. Their ongoing members education program helps teachers stay informed of developments within the industry and continually progresses their skills and knowledge.
Combine this with access to the collective and expansive industry experience of the network, and links with professionals within Artist Development and Production and you have a force for success.
Clare developed a passion for performing and music from a young age. Whilst her initial singing ventures were with her guitar and exploring multiple genres of music she struggled to find a higher education course of relevance. So, Clare ventured off to London where she trained for three intensive years at the London Studio Centre where she gained a diploma in musical theatre, training as a ‘triple threat’.
After graduating she embarked on a professional performing career that took her all over the world. From playing the female lead as Belle on a National Tour of Beauty and the Beast, to working on band residencies for several years in Dubai, Oman and Abu Dhabi.
Her love of travel continued, singing on cruise ships where she worked in many roles as a production vocalist, solo show artist, band singer and piano bar feature artist.
On returning to the UK she played residencies at London hotels and sang in numerous venues around the country. This involved various projects including jazz duos, singing extensively with function bands and a devising her own one woman shows.
Family life ensued and she decided to change direction and move into teaching. She undertook qualifications with Vocology in Practice, Vocal Health Education, London College of Music, Guildhall school of Music and Drama and British Theatre Dance Association.
She has operated a successful private teaching practice for over twenty five years and enjoys working with all age groups and abilities. She has also worked as a senior teacher of singing and Musical Theatre at further education colleges.
Clare is a Vocology in Practice Authorized Instructor and completed their Pathway Certification Program, studying their 7 Principles of being a voice teacher. She currently holds the position of Education Director for Vocology in Practice and is a member of their Board of Directors.
Clare is also a qualified Vocal Health First Aider and a Mental Health First Aider. She is currently studying to qualify as a Vocal Habilitation Professional with education provider Vocal Health Education.
She currently teaches Vocal Technical Development on the BA degree course for Waterbear college of Music. Waterbear’s courses are specifically curated for today’s musicians, artists and industry professionals.
In addition to 1 to 1 coaching, Clare is experienced at leading group singing sessions. She is the Musical Director of Lift Off Choir which she founded in 2019 and runs short courses as well as a weekly small singing group.