Clare was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge where she held a choral scholarship whilst studying Modern and Medieval Languages. She then completed a PGCE in Secondary Music education at Oxford Brookes University before taking up a post at St Gabriel’s School in Newbury. Between 2014-2022, Clare was Director of Music at the Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon. She now works as a freelance singing teacher.
As a conductor, Clare has worked with numerous choirs for children and adults both locally and abroad. She has coached choirs to success in local competitions such as the Oxford Music Festival and has run singing workshops. She is very experienced classroom practitioner and vocal coach.
Clare has sung with several choirs herself, including Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi, with whom she filmed a BBC documentary on the lives of the female musicians in La Pieta, Venice. She is an experienced soloist and her diverse performances have taken her into the world of opera, early music and jazz. Her roles have included Belinda in Dido and Aeneas and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro.