Face-to-face Lessons in Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone and Clarinet with

Marie-Claire Warren BA hons, FVCM, CT ABRSM

Play music you've always dreamed of playing

If you're thinking about starting lessons as a beginner, or if you'd like to switch to a new teacher, you've come to the right place.  I am fortunate to have a large teaching room and have the usual COVID measures in place to ensure that you can enjoy your lessons in a safe environment.  I've put lots of info here on my site, but I'd much rather speak to you.  So if you're at all curious please ring me on either 07366 861 304 or 0114 201 0604 and let's have a chat.  Alternatively use the contact form below and let me know the best time for me to call. 


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Clarinet Lessons

Flute Lessons

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Keyboard Lessons



A bit about the instruments I play and teach

Flute – Having gained my Grade 8 at the age of 16 this was my principal study during my degree in Music at the University of Liverpool, I also studied under the guidance of Ruth Morley at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) as part of their Continuing Education programme.

Electronic Keyboard – this was the first instrument that I had lessons in.  I took exams through the Victoria College of Music and was awarded a Fellowship Diploma in teaching from this college aged 17.  As a teacher I now prefer to enter my own students for examinations through the Trinity Guildhall School of music as I feel their syllabus is better at preparing students for the transition from Keyboard to piano.

Saxophone – When my first recorder pupil decided that she would like to progress to Saxophone I took up the challenge of teaching myself the instrument ensuring that I was always at least a couple of pages ahead in the tutor book.  That pupil went on to continue her studies at the Saturday Morning Junior School of the Royal Conservatoire of Music in Scotland, so my lessons can’t have been all that bad! Since then I continued to teach myself, gaining a distinction in Grade 8 in spring term of 2012 whilst 4 or 5 months pregnant with my son.  Earlier the same year I played the most prestigious gig of my life in the horn section of 80’s Ska Legends Bad Manners. I also regularly “depped” on the saxophone for Edinburgh based Ska Band Pork Pie, my biggest gig with them being the party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge, a gig attending by around 5000 people.

Clarinet – the latest string added to my bow so to speak.  Many of the skills of playing Flute and Saxophone are transferable to the Clarinet.  I feel confident teaching this instrument to Grade 4 standard after which I would help any aspiring Clarinettists to find a specialist teacher.

Recorder – I find that playing the recorder beyond Grade 3 or 4 is incredibly difficult, I miss having all the keys and levers that make playing other woodwind instruments so much easier in many respects.  For this reason I only teacher recorder to beginners until they decide it is time to move onto another woodwind instrument. In the event I do get a pupil who wants to get into some serious recorder playing I’ll either need to find a specialist teacher or will need to get practising to improve my own skill level on this instrument.

As a novice, I found Marie Claire's easy going teaching style, enjoyable and informative. Ensuring that my knowledge and understanding grew after each and every visit. I would thoroughly recommend her as a saxophone tutor, and in my opinion money well spent.

Vicky Munro


My daughter has only been going for tuition on the saxophone for 6 weeks and she can already play a song on the instrument, she gets on very well with Marie-Claire, easy going person and lots of patients.

Gillian L Brunton


I have been learning the clarinet for 6 months with Maire-Claire and can thoroughly recommend her for older students. She has made it all seem so simple and enjoyable. Imelda Gilmour

Imelda Gilmour


Marie-Claire is a very good teacher, I enjoy my flute lessons a lot. I always get a profound feedback and I appreciate Marie-Claire's individualistic approach to teaching. I recommend flute classes to anyone.

Joanna Makiela