Antony Clare was born in Nottingham in 1964. He read music at York University (1984-86) where he studied piano with Andrew Snedden and gave much praised performances of Messiaen. Since that time he has combined a teaching career with extensive performing activities. He specialises in the performance of contemporary music, flute/piano repertoire and English song, and has given successful recitals at the University of Nottingham and in London. His most recent important concert was in March 2003, when he gave a highly praised performance of Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto with the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra. He is one half (with Sarah Watts) of the only professional bass clarinet/piano duo in the country - SCAW. SCAW have already performed to great acclaim in both this country and in Holland, giving several world premieres. Antony is the principal keyboard player for the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra and also plays regularly with both the Nottingham Chamber and Nottingham Symphony Orchestras. He accompanies many local musicians for recitals and exams and composes in his limited spare time. He is heavily involved with CoMA (Contemporary Music-making for Amateurs) in the East Midlands region and has a deep commitment towards widening the available opportunities for non-professional musicians to compose and perform good quality contemporary music.
Antony Clare is a successful and experienced musician who has built a teaching practice to suit all individual needs. Levels of tuition range from beginner to advanced diploma work and pupils of all ages are welcome. Examination entries are made when appropriate to the pupil’s needs. Tuition is also available in accompanying, general performance skills and chamber music playing.
• Tuition is offered on a lesson by lesson basis or alternatively you may pay in advance for packages of lessons. Lessons can occur at a fixed time each week/fortnight or, alternatively, be flexible from week to week.
• Parents are very welcome to sit in on lessons at any time.
• Responsibility for deciding on suitable repertoire and the general aims of the lessons will be shared between the teacher and pupil/parent as equal parties.
• I am always available for discussions on any aspect of my work with pupils and can provide written reports for parents if required.
• Payment shall be completed within 14 days of the lesson taking place.
• Late cancellation of lessons (less than 3 hours notice) may incur a cancellation fee of £5.00, at the teacher’s discretion.
• The costs of purchasing music shall be met by the pupil.