L.R.S.M. L.L.C.M. L.R.W.C.M.D. City & Guilds Further Ed Cert. FHEQ level 4 Mental Health in an Educational Setting. MIFL
Claire has been singing from a very early age, she began her training at Pattisons Theatre Arts, appearing in panto with Frank Ifield and Ken Goodwin. She continued her training at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, representing Wales on a tour of Germany with the BTM Silver Band.
She has performed and trained with many of the world’s finest vocal coaches and pianists, including Denny Dayviss, Nina Walker, Brian Stansborough, and Josephine Veasey and has lived and worked in Spain on the Costa Del Sol for 13yrs as a vocal tutor and International Soprano.
Claire has been in concert and recitals in Spain, Gibraltar and France. Claire has won numerous awards for her singing in Spain including best duet and performance of the evening (with her husband John) for their interpretation of The Phantom of the Opera at an International Eisteddfod.
She has performed with 80`s pop star Yazz, The Platters and Ivor Immanuel (Welsh baritone).
Claire has been a sound technician for the Salon Varieties Theatro in Fuengirola Spain and vocal co-ordinator for Tivoli World Shows in Benalmadena, Spain. She has produced and performed in her own highly acclaimed "Its Showtime" [Songs from The West End and Broadway).
Claire's students have gone on to perform as highly successful acts in a wide variety of shows - in Cabaret, CruiseShips, Telvision credits, pop and rock careers. Many have achieved placement in accredited Musical Theatre Schools, e.g. Guildford School of Acting, Laines Theatre Arts, The Performers Theatre School, etc and have been in and taken lead roles in West End Shows, The Phantom of the Opera, City of Angels, Saturday Night Fever, Boogie Nights and Starlight Express.
Claire has been a regular judge for the competitions Live and Unsigned, Open Mic UK, and Festival4stars.
Claire currently teaches 2 classes of Sing4Pleasure groups in Birmingham and Swadlincote - with her new Birmingham group commencing in September 2016, many private students and is currently working as a vocal tutor, classical cross-over artist and Operatic soprano.