Clare Foster

Clare Foster

Singing Teacher in Southend-on-Sea

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

I’ve been listening to jazz since I was 5 and started playing the clarinet when I was 12. I fell in love with jazz singing from then on and moved to New York when I was 18 to study and sing!

After returning to the Uk I attended the Guildhall School of Music and completed a jazz and studio music diploma.

My interest continued to grow and I have been singing professionally for 35 years and teaching for more than 20 years. This career has taken me around the world to live and perform. I also have a great love of Brazilian and Latin music.

I really enjoy imparting the knowledge I have acquired over the years and watching my singing students blossom as they apply the technique, develop a clear concept and style in a professional setting and otherwise.

I would say my forte is working on repertoire in the jazz genre especially. If the student has an interest in improvising then this is encouraged. I like to guide my students and encourage them to develop their own voice and sense of self when they sing.

Teaching music enables me to investigate my love of this music in detail and share in the journey with students who are like-minded. I pride myself in being able to break down this music form so it can be accessed from beginner to advanced level.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • Drama Diploma
  • Music Diploma
  • Tours worldwide
  • 8 Recorded solo CDs (available through Bandcamp and my website)
  • Teaching warm up and ear training CD and booklet, ‘Where Do I Start?’
  • My first CD, Clare Foster sings Wayne Shorter, recorded in 1993 was CD of the month on Euro Jazz.


1 hour£55.00


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 2HS, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online and mobile singing lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2022

“Thank you for a fantastically rewarding day of learning! Your encouragement and support to all of us is uniquely special. On a personal level, I came away with a sense of exhilarated freedom to “express myself” through singing in a style I haven’t previously ventured into . I’m feeling more confident, more knowledgeable and so happy that you’ve helped me push open the door and peek inside at the wonders and possibilities of singing this music we all love so much.”

Coral Cooke
Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2022

“Thank you so much for such a fabulous course, you made everyone of us feel worth working with; not all tutors have that ability. I for one feel privileged to have experienced your course. You are an extremely talented and very warm person. I do hope our paths cross again”

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2022

“Yesterday was just brilliant. It really hit the spot for me – a bit like someone (you) drawing back the net curtains from the window. The talented, versatile (and caring) musicians helped greatly to create a safe and fun environment to push my boundaries a bit further and build on my confidence. It now feels less that I’m hanging on to the band’s coat tails and more that I’m integrating and even, dare I say it, able to lead. Thanks so much.”

Derek Vaughan
Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2022

“Clare leads by example very effectively. Her level of experience shines through, she is wonderful to listen to and learn from – Clare is honest but never cruel! She is excellent at helping people improve at all levels”

Tess Read
Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2022

“Thank you very much for everything you put in to the ‘Overcoming Stage fright’ course this week. Those two days were, without doubt, the most useful, enjoyable and inspiring I have yet experienced in my attempts to learn to sing. You are a brilliant teacher, as well as a fantastic singer, and I can’t tell you how much I valued your clear, concise teaching, the supportive atmosphere you created for the group, and above all your incisive but encouraging feedback on my solo.”