Beginner Fundamentals

Introducing beginners to music and watching them grow into confident musicians is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job. With six years of piano teaching experience, I know how to reach my students with the right balance of personalised attention, patience, practical training, and positive encouragement.

Learning through a variety of engaging and outside-the-box activities, and students are encouraged to perform and engage creatively from the start.

Get in touch today to schedule a lesson at your convenience.

Practical Musicianship

Practical Musicianship is a broad concept that covers a complex range of musical abilities. Loosely defined as the ability to ‘think in sound’. This occurs when a musician is able to produce music which they perceive internally and in the imagination, whether through playing by ear, singing, reading from notation, or through improvisation. Practical Musicianship is an important part of training our Maestros, and is a brilliant alternative to ABRSM Grade 5 theory. 

To find out more about Practical Musicianship, feel free to contact me.


As a well renowned Perthshire Piano Instructor since 2012, I’ve my students through ABRSM examinations and public performances.
Maestro Music Studio offers piano students the rare opportunity to perform in our annual recitals, alongside competitions and curricular performances.

Learn with the best. Get in touch to see what I can do for you.


"My 7 year-old daughter has had a great first year of piano lessons with Claire. She looks forward to them with great enthusiasm every week and is very motivated to practise (on her own!) in between. I would highly recommend Claire. Thank you!"

Lucy Jay