I provide tuition to pupils of all ages and abilities (beginner to advanced) in the Whitchurch, Shropshire, Chester, Cheshire and Wrexham areas.  Lessons are taught in my purpose built music studio with vaulted ceiling and grand piano, at my home two miles outside Whitchurch, Shropshire.


A little bit about me....I grew up in the north east of England and am half Persian. I studied for my music degree at Lancaster University and hold several diplomas both in teaching and performing. I am completely passionate about all music and music teaching, and aim to inspire my students by sharing this love of music with them all.  I am continually undergoing professional development (via courses and workshops) in order to keep abreast of new teaching methods, and to keep on top of my own technique as a musician.  


Many of my pupils have gone on to become successful musicians and teachers themselves: I have had students taking up places at the Royal Northern College of Music, others studying music at university (specialising in composition and flute).  I also regularly prepare pupils for school entrance exam auditions, with many gaining music scholarships at the top schools in Cheshire/Shropshire.


Welcome to the website of music teacher Claire Hennie

BMus(hons), LRSM(teaching), DipMusP(ICMA)

Classic FM Private Music Teacher of the Year 2013

Tuition in flute, piano, clarinet, saxophone, singing

A huge congratulations to everyone who took part in Oswestry Music Festival. You all did so well and it is such a big achievement taking part so be proud of yourselves! Results:

A massive well done to Megan N: (1st time at Oswestry!) and Natasha: musical theatre class age 12 and under

Natasha: vocal class age 12 and under

Seren: piano age 18 and under

Zara (1st time at Oswestry!): woodwind age 12 and under  

Emilia (1st time at Oswestry!): 2nd place Beginner class age 12 and under on Flute

Poppy (1st time at Oswestry!): 3rd place piano age 12 and under

Sophie: 1st place age 18 and under woodwind (flute), 2nd place age 15 and under woodwind (flute), 3rd place age 21 and under woodwind (flute)

Tara: 1st place age 15 and under woodwind (flute) & 3rd place and 15 and under (saxophone)



What fabulous achievements from all, especially to 1st timers (great job girls!).  I am so happy to be able to congratulate Sophie & Tara on achieving the 1st, 2nd & 3rd placements in the woodwind 15 and under class (a first for me!) and Sophie for being placed in each Woodwind class. Tara, who won the overall finals concert against all the other 15 and under winners : tough competition and a huge achievement!  Thank you to you all for your hard work, dedication and inspiration to other musicians (and to me). XX










Welcome to my site!  I hope you will find it helpful and informative.  Within the site, you will find audio clips and details of exam results to provide examples of my student's work.



Flute Salad perform Dusk At Dawn

Tara & Claire getting ready to go in to Jazz Saxophone exam!

Claire Hennie