Mini Mozart was created by Clare-Louise Shaw in 2005 and is the culmination of over 20 years experience combining Musicianship, Presenting & Parenting.
After notching up music scholarships at Uppingham School and Berklee College of Music in the USA, and a music degree from Newcastle University, Clare joined BBC Music where she worked with all her heroes at the BBC Symphony Orchestra and The Proms winding up as a TV Presenter for programmes like BBC Young Musician of the Year and The Proms.
Clare fell in love with working with children and music when she was a singer at Disneyland Paris and was hit by the clarity stick in 2005 whilst on maternity leave. Knowing how much her infant son loved it when she played the violin, clarinet, or piano to him and remembering the same look of enchantment on the childrens’ faces at Disney, Clare got her NCT group and instruments together with a piano accompanist and Mini Mozart was born. She's never looked back.
We promise you magical musical moments at Mini Mozart or your money back.
The Musos & HQ Team
We can’t sing the praises of our team enough! We ebb and flow a bit because in order to get the very best actor musicians, we have to be flexible about letting them drop everything if their dream part comes up. We’ve got alumni who’ve left (and returned between jobs) to star in The Commitments and Jersey Boys in the West End, and others who juggle prestigious performing careers at organisations like the BBC Concert Orchestra or English National Opera.
All our teachers are music graduates so they’re able to call on a huge bank of knowledge when talking about the repertoire and keep things interesting for the adults as well as the children. Classes have a lead teacher, but because they’re all juggling busy portfolio careers, you’ll occasionally see a new teacher - and a new instrument!
Back at Mini Mozart HQ, Christina our Chief Orchestrator handles all the logistics, your bookings and questions. Best way to get hold of her is via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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