Annie Claude has been teaching music to children and adults for over ten years. A classically trained musician, Annie Claude brings a solid understanding of music methodology to the learning of music in any style or genre. Her credentials include a Master of Music degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa, and a Piano Performance Certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music. In addition, Annie Claude has had the opportunity to work with and learn from master teachers and artists, including Metropolitan Opera star Richard Stilwell, acclaimed British conductor Jane Glover, and world-renowned pianist Dalton Baldwin in master classes and seminars. Annie Claude brings her extensive knowledge of music and repertoire to her teaching in a fun and dynamic fashion. She has held positions at leading music academies in the United-States and Canada; giving private and group lessons, as well as producing fully staged musicals and concerts.
As a performer, Annie Claude has worked in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Production highlights include the role of Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with da Corneto Opera; Rose Maybud in Ruddigore with the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company; and Musetta in La Bohème with the Millennium Chamber Players. In Italy, she performed the role of Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, and the title role in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. In Mexico, she performed Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Mozart’s Requiem as part of the Festival Cultural Mazatlan. Annie Claude also had the opportunity to accompany vocal ensembles and choirs in rehearsals and performances.
A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Annie Claude has been a member of the Opera Lyra Ottawa Chorus, performing at the National Arts Center in Puccini’s La Bohème, Bizet’s Carmen, and Verdi’s Requiem, under the baton of acclaimed conductors Pinchas Zukerman and Mario Bernardi.
Since moving to the Philadelphia area in 2010, Annie Claude has performed with many local groups, and gives private voice and piano lessons from her home in Haddon Township, NJ.