Live Lessons in Music Theory
One to One | All levels
Why choose Live online Lessons?
Easily accessible, you can ask any questions and explore any difficulties you may be having with an experienced teacher and examiner without leaving the house.
Help with Exams
Gain insights into how to do well in a theory examination, whatever you level or examination board.
Hints and Tips
Gain insider knowledge from a theory examiner with over 10 years experience of teaching theory to all ages and abilities
References to recommended textbooks can be provided, as well as online links to extra exercises and information.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is each live lesson?
Live lessons are scheduled to last 30 minutes, however if you would like a longer lesson please contact me for details.
Do I need any prior knowledge of music theory?
No! You can start from scratch with a live lesson and I can offer help with what to work on first and how to progress quickly through the topics which interest you.
Do I need any special equipment?
Other than your computer, no, however you may like to have a pen, pencil and notebook handy to take notes during the lesson. If you do have any other materials, feel free to bring them along and I can advise you how to work through them.
Are the lessons suitable for any age?
Yes, I have experience of teaching all age groups.
I am parent of a young learner. Can I attend the session too?
Absolutely. You might like to know that I am registered with a full up to date DBS safeguarding check (further details available on request).
Meet the expert
Claire graduated from the University of Hull with a first class degree in Music in 2004, and was also awarded the Departmental Prize for outstanding musical achievement. In 2005, Claire gained the Associated Board diploma in singing. Claire teaches singing, flute and music theory at Hull Collegiate School, Wyke College, and for the Yorkshire Young Musicians project which offers advanced training for talented musicians across the Yorkshire and Humber region. She is proud to have gained distinction levels in Associated Board examinations with singing pupils at every grade, and has former pupils who have since gone on to perform in the West End and to further study at, amoungst others, the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Tech Music School London, and Cambridge University with a choral scholarship. Claire is also a theory examiner for Trinity College, London and accompanist and assistant director for the Village Voices choir based in Skirlaugh. As a performer, Claire has sung as a concert soloist with choirs such as Hull Bach Choir, Hull Male Voice Choir and the Arterian Singers. She was a founder member of Invitatione who regularly perform orchestral and choral works in and around the region and is a member of both the newly founded Culture:Voce choir and Culture:Orchestra where she has been appointed to role of 2nd flute. For the past two years, Claire has focused on exploring contemporary flute techniques and repertoire and has attended classes and workshops with leading flautists in this field including Ian Clarke, Wissam Boustany and Jessica Quiñones. As a soloist, she enjoys introducing audiences to flute sounds which they may not have thought possible, including the ability to mix vocals and percussive sounds with traditional playing. Claire is a full member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and is registered with a full DBS safeguarding check
I received the results from my end of 2nd Year musicianship tests and scored the best in my year, achieving more than 90% in both the harmony and aural elements! My teacher was highly impressed and when asked, I told him quite rightly that it was all down to Claire Holdich, my theory teacher at YYM. This year I completed my musicianship specialisms in Music for Voices and Further Baroque Counterpoint, scoring 1sts once again. Thank you, Claire, for all your hard work, expertise and support, which has facilitated and inspired a love of, and success in, all things theory
Kieran - Birmingham Conservatoire undergraduate student
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your excellent teaching in getting my daughter through her Grade 5 ABRSM theory exam. In just a few weeks you covered all the aspects of the exam in an easy to understand way. Your encouragement and understanding was gratefully received and I would recommend you everytime.