** During the Summer Holidays Claire will be teaching at Absolute Music every Saturday between 10am-5pm. Claire obviously will be a lot more flexible in regards to booking during this period and will not be using block bookings. You do however need to book in advance and pay before lesson.  Book your session now! **

Claire is a singer and a multi-instrumentalist who is passionate about music education and sharing her love of music with others. She is an alumni from the prestigious Brit Performing Arts School in Croydon and also teaches there. She has a BA Hons Degree in Popular Music and Recording from Salford University and an ALCM diploma in Voice.

Claire is a singer and a multi-instrumentalist who is passionate about music education and sharing her love of music with others. She has performed in a variety of settings, including west end, theatres, concerts, festivals, and private events. She has also recorded music for various projects, including film and television.

In addition to her performance career, Claire is currently working on a series of music books designed to help students gain confidence in reading music and understanding their instruments. These books are suitable for anyone, including partially sighted and special needs students.

As a music teacher with over 20 years of experience, she has seen first-hand the benefits of a strong foundation in music theory and vocal/ instrumental technique. Claire’s goal is to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in their musical journey, whether they are just starting out or looking to improve their skills.

Claire’s primary instruments are Voice, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and Piano. She has been playing these instruments for many years and has achieved Grade 8/ Diploma standard on each of them. She believes that being proficient in multiple instruments has helped her become a better teacher and performer, as she is able to understand and appreciate the nuances of each instrument and how they work together in a musical context.

Unlock your potential with Claire’s expert tuition, available for grades 1-8/ Diploma in a range of syllabuses. Whether you are interested in popular music, musical theatre, jazz, rock or classical, Claire offers tailored lessons to help you achieve your goals and excel in your chosen field.

Claire’s tuition is not just limited to those working towards exams. She also offers lessons for pleasure, helping you to develop and learn new skills without the pressure of a syllabus or grading system. Whether you are a complete beginner or a professional looking to take your skills to the next level, Claire can help you achieve your goals and become the best musician you can be.



Bournemouth BH11 8NE, UK



Instrument(s) Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Singing

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Online


30 minutes


60 minutes


Discounted Introductory Lesson


Preferred Payment Currency

🇬🇧 Pound sterling (£ GBP)

Payment Plans

Block Bookings, Termly

Payment Methods

Online Bank Transfer


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Level(s) Taught

Beginner (up to Grade 5), Intermediate (Grades 5-8), Advanced (Grade 8 and above)

Youngest Age Taught


Class Sizes

One-to-One (Individual)

Graded Exam Preparation

ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), RGT@LCM, Rockschool, Trinity College London


Genres Taught

Blues, Classical Music, Country, Disco, Electronic Music, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Ska, Soul music, Traditional Music

Sub-Genres Taught

Acid Jazz, Big Band, Bossa Nova, Calypso, Drum and Bass, Hard Rock, Indie Folk, Motown, Musical Theatre, Neo-Soul, Nu Disco, Nu Jazz, Opera, R&B (Rhythm and Blues), Singer-Songwriter, Smooth Jazz, UK Garage



April 13, 2024

Claire was my saxophone instructor while I was studying at the BRIT School Of Performing Arts and today I’m a Berklee alumni and work as a professional musician. She has been a crucial figure on my musical journey and helped me discover who I am artistically. If you’re looking for clear guidance, encouragement, and a passionate music teacher. Claire Tilby is the one for you!

Jack Sax Davies
April 8, 2024

I wanted some private lessons from Claire to help me improve my singing, she was referred to me by a friend who learned Piano from her and I am VERY happy I chose her. She didn’t just stick with pushing the same approches when I struggled to follow instructions, she worked out different ways to help me acheive my goals and spent extra time adapting her materials to ensure I got the most from her tuition – would HIGHLY recommend Claire to any music student (not just voice) because of her can-do attitude and open approach to teaching that centers on the student as an individual – I’m looking forward to my next batch of lessons as she pulls from me far more than I thought I was capable of!


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Supported Learning

I support students with these SEN / Additional Access Requirements:

Blind or Partially Sighted, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Multi-Sensory Needs, Autistic Spectrum / Neurodiverse, Moderate Learning Needs, Social, Emotional or Mental Health Related Requirements

SEN Experience

Area of Support

Teaching Blind or Partially Sighted Students


Limited Experience

Area of Support

Deaf or Hard of Hearing


Limited Experience

Area of Support

Multi-Sensory Needs


Limited Experience

Area of Support

Wheelchair Access Requirements


No Previous Experience

Area of Support

Limb Loss / Difference Related Access Requirements


No Previous Experience

Area of Support

Autistic Spectrum / Neurodiverse


Extensive Experience

Area of Support

Speech, Language or Communication Needs


No Previous Experience

Area of Support

Moderate Learning Needs


Extensive Experience

Area of Support

Severe Learning Needs


No Previous Experience

Area of Support

Profound & Multiple Learning Needs


No Previous Experience

Area of Support

Social, Emotional or Mental Health Related Requirements


Limited Experience


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Safeguarding Certificate

DBS Check (Disclosure and Barring Service)

Liability Insurance

Yes, I have public / general liability insurance

Professional Affiliations

Musician’s Union

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