C.L.A.P. with Claire is a music program that encourages children to Create, Learn And Play. Now offering online classes as well as in-studio classes!
WeeCLAP is a parent/child interactive program that allows children to develop a love of music while spending quality time with their parents. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers will practice problem solving skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills and cooperation during a C.L.A.P. class. Our themes travel from Latin America to Japan, Egypt to New Orleans, so that C.L.A.P. is like a musical tour around the world. Each week we will focus on instruments and songs that help children and parents alike foster a love of music of all kinds, and have fun while doing it.
I’m also pleased to offer WeeElderCLAP – a program designed for Elders and Preschoolers. Please check it out HERE.
I am a mother of two, comic and a lover of music in all forms. My parents claim I began singing before I could talk and the first time I played an upright piano at my neighbours house, it was love at first sight, sound and touch. Classically trained in piano for over 10 years (Royal Conservatory of Music), I then took my love of music to the stage in a rhythm and blues band in Montreal. After moving to London Ontario, my love of music and love of comedy merged! I joined the London based Improv Comedy group Shut The Front Door and have been developing my Improv skills though workshops with Improv masters such as Laura Hall (Whose Line is it Anyways?), Rick Hall (Seinfeld), Naomi Sniekus (CBC’s Mr. D), Nick Armstrong (Key and Peele, Jimmy Kimmel Live) to name only a few. Being a part of STFD has given me so many opportunities to grow as a musician and a performer, and I’ve been fortunate to perform with many talented Improvisors, like Patrick McKenna (The Red Green Show), Matt Baram (CTV’s Seed and Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop), and Whose Line’s Colin Mochrie. Constantly seeking out new experiences, I’ve been a part of community theatre, sung in local bands, and I am currently working on some unusual but fun performance art.
I was hired by Gymboree Play and Music in 2001, and for 5 years I had the pleasure of being a part of a dynamic and talented team who provided quality play and music instruction around the world! Once Gymboree in London shut their doors, I knew I needed to continue teaching children about the magic of creative play and music. My desire to encourage our future maestros see the beauty of music led me to develop the C.L.A.P. early childhood program, which debuted in 2006. There are so many different ways to share CLAP classes and all we have to do is just say yes! I truly love teaching and my goal is to foster a love of music and performing in everyone I meet!
I’ve been working with kids of all ages my entire life, and have a unique ability to reach them at their level. I am former Red Cross training partner and First Aid Instructor, and I also have a vulnerable sector police check.