- Claire -
Guitar, Ukulele, and Voice Instructor
♫ Listen to Claire's music sampler with Lowcountry Pianist & Company!
Claire is a musician and board-certified music therapist. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy as a voice principle. Claire received her certification, MT-BC (Music Therapist - Board Certified), in January 2009 and has also completed advanced training in Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapy, as well as a fellowship in Neurologic Music Therapy.
Claire served as the Coordinator of Music Therapy for 9 years at a local Charleston hospital where she provided music therapy services for a variety of clients, including those in the Neonatal Intensive Care, pediatrics, oncology, general/medical, surgical, intensive care, ortho/neuro, and hospice units. Additionally, Claire served as the certified Clinical Training Director for 6 years, supervising and mentoring over 13 music therapy interns.
Since 2018, she has provided music therapy as a Community Support Specialist with Wounded Warriors. Additionally, she offers music entertainment services for a variety of private events and local healthcare facilities. (Learn more about Claire's performance work here).
Claire is passionate about the creative arts and having a career that ties in some of her favorite qualities: music, healing, performance, mentorship, and self-care. Due to her background in music therapy, students who have additional emotional or psychological needs are 100% welcome. From anxiety and low self-esteem to those navigating through divorce, bullying or trauma, Claire provides therapeutic support and a deeper emphasis on music as a coping skill and tool for healing.