Flautist and Flute Teacher

*** March 2020: Online Tuition Available ***

Lessons in Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset

“Clarissa is a lively, spontaneous and thorough teacher, with a broad knowledge of a variety of musical styles.”
– Sarah Newbold, BA ARCM LRAM Dip NCOS


I’m a friendly, experienced teacher of flute, fife, recorders and music theory, trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and based in Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset. I also teach piccolo and alto flute. Whether you’re a beginner or a ‘re-starter’, playing for fun or working towards an exam, I can help you achieve your musical goals. Children and adults welcome.
I teach at all levels – from complete beginner to post-Grade Eight.
I have an enhanced DBS check and full public liability insurance.
Twice a year I organise a concert in central Bristol, giving all my students the chance to perform solo or in an ensemble.



Bristol Pre-Conservatoire
Bristol Plays Music
Bannerman Road Community Academy
Taunton School
British School Al-Khubairat, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sacred Heart High School for Girls, Hammersmith, London
Tonskoli Neskaupstaðar, Iceland
Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts
Portland Place School, London
London Boroughs of Harrow, Merton, and Waltham Forest
Kingston Music and Arts Service, Surrey
Oaklands School, Loughton, Essex
Saffron Walden High School, Essex
Hereward House School, London NW3
Latymer Saturday Music Centre, Enfield
Centre for Young Musicians, Lambeth
Creative Music Workshops in East London and Essex


Whispering Woods
Flute and Guitar Duo with Adam Khan
The Transpersonals
George Mabuza Group
Broadway and Beyond
This is the Kit
The Greenbank Trio (flute/cello/piano)
Mozart G major Concerto with Axe Vale Orchestra
The Falconer, Bristol Old Vic Ferment
Syrinx Project, Circomedia


Features, News and Reviews:
Music Teacher, Classical Music and Pan magazines

'My teenage daughter has been taught by Clarissa for a year having previously been with another teacher. I have noticed that she looks forward to her lessons and is now very motivated to practise. Incredibly! My daughter has become really interested in improving her technique and tone. As a parent I find Clarissa very easy going and friendly and would recommend her to anyone who is wanting to play the flute.'


'I’ve really enjoyed learning to play the flute with Clarissa. Starting as a novice at this sort of instrument as an adult could have been a difficult challenge but I always enjoy lessons and can really see how much progress I have made over the last two years. With an equal focus on playing pieces, technique and all the important details of flute playing, I feel I am becoming a well-rounded player.'



Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any queries or to book an initial lesson.

Cancellation and lateness policy:
If a lesson is cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice, payment is due in full.
If you are late for your lesson, it will still finish at the agreed time.
Thanks for your understanding.

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