Claudia began her piano studies at the age of four and obtained her ARCT in Piano Performance at the age of 17 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She received numerous awards and scholarships, and was a finalist in the Toronto Symphony Young Performers Competition and a guest soloist with the Etobicoke Philharmonic. In addition to performing as a soloist, Claudia is an acompanist and musical collaborator, and has worked with vocalists and insturmentalists of diverse musical styles in a variety of settings. Since moving to Belleville in 2008, she has served as an accompanist with the Quinte Ballet School of Canada, and continues to be an examination pianist for the Lianne Ireland School of Dance. In June 2017, after 9 years and 3 European tours, Claudia resigned her position as accompanist with The Hastings and Prince Edward Regional Chorus, under the direction of Rudolf Heijdens. Two things have always remained constant in her life; her involvement with music ministries in the churches where she attends, including as a pianist, vocalist, choir director and music director; and her passion for ongoing growth and development, both her own and that of her students. She has taught piano and theory for over 20 years and enjoys helping students of all ages develop their love for music and grow in their skillls and abilities. She is a member of ORMTA and has been studying voice for the last four years with Robert Martin.