See a selection of our students and parents testimonials below

  • Claire without a doubt is the best a music teacher can offer! I came to her about 3 months before my Leaving Cert. I had only picked music as a subject up in 5th year and had very little knowledge of how to do the composing paper for the Leaving Cert. I was very worried and found it difficult. With having so much to cover and considering the little time we had to prepare Claire did a great job of covering everything I needed to know, she made the work easy to understand and fun to learn. She also helped me with the listening paper and my practicals, giving me advice and helpful critiques. The classes with Claire were always enjoyable and I felt as though I got a lot out of each class. She is dedicated and very patient with students, she always encouraged me to focus and she wouldn’t rush me into learning something new until she made sure I understood what we were previously doing. Her teaching is very detailed which helped me reach my full potential from it. A large part of the credit for my performance in my exam goes to Claire – I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her help and assistance. My only complaint would be I wish I had met Claire earlier.
    Lola
  • I’ve been learning piano with Claire for ten years and have completed eight exams with her. Claire is an excellent teacher who always knows when I’m capable of doing better. She knows when to push her students and always tries to find a solution to whatever problem they have. I would have no hesitation in recommending Claire to anyone who is interested in learning to play the piano. I am delighted that I began to learn the piano with Claire ten years ago as I don’t think you could find a better teacher.
    Aisling
  • I first met Claire about 6 months ago to receive piano tuition as I was preparing for college auditions as well as the Grade 8 exam. We had a lot of work to do and not too much time to get it done but Claire, being the exceptional teacher that she is, helped me become more focused and efficient with my time when practicing on my own. I learned that 15 minutes of cognizant practice is as good as an hour of passive practice. During the lessons she takes into account your goals, attitudes and level of concentration to provide the most beneficial lesson possible. I have never felt overwhelmed or put off by the amount of work in any one lesson and Claire has never become frustrated or impatient with slow progress. Claire also has a deep understanding of how to play the piano most efficiently. Through the exercises she has shown me, all previous tension in my wrists and arms that I have experienced from playing has disappeared. From my experience, lessons with Claire are never too stressful and always productive as she continuously finds new ways to keep you motivated with what ever you are learning from scales to sonatas.
    William
  • My son, Gabriel, began piano lessons aged 6. Eight short months later, it is amazing to watch him reading and playing pieces of music with such confidence. Musical terminology trips of his tongue so naturally. His teacher, Claire, established a rapport with Gabriel very quickly and he looks forward to his lessons every week. I am very happy I found Let’s Make Music and, most importantly, so is my budding musician who is planning on adding drums to his repertoire!
    Paula
  • As the parent of two kids, Alice 9 who plays piano and Conan 8 plays guitar, I can honestly say that the delivery of lessons from Let’s Make Music is second to none. The encouragement that the kids receive along with praise where due and the efficient and non-biased manner in which lessons are delivered is unparallelled. Lessons are taught at a rate adjusted to and appropriate for each individual child’s need and not on a ‘one style fits all’ ethos. Both my kids thoroughly enjoy their music classes and the structure of each lesson. Claire’s patience, encouragement,support and genuine interest in her pupils is admirable. Claire possesses a natural gift to infect children with a love for music!
    Natalie
  • Claire is an excellent teacher. I’ve been learning piano with Claire for ten years and have completed eight exams with her. Claire is an excellent teacher who always knows when I’m capable of doing better. She knows when to push her students and always tries to find a solution to whatever problem they have. I would have no hesitation in recommending Claire to anyone who is interested in learning to play the piano. I am delighted that I began to learn the piano with Claire ten years ago as I don’t think you could find a better teacher.
    Aisling
    Carlow
  • I began piano lessons with Claire 10 years ago and have completed 8 exams in that time. Claire has a brilliant teaching method and is always able to find the best methods to suit individual learning needs. She knows the best ways to motivate students to practice which is sometimes needed ! I have never had any trouble learning piano with Claire and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a teacher. There is always a friendly atmosphere when working with Claire. She also helped me with my Leaving Certificate music whenever I had difficulty and held an excellent Easter revision course for Leaving Certificate music students which I found extremely useful.
    Gillian
    Carlow
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