Keyboard, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
In addition to teaching piano, I am also a music therapist and accept special needs students on piano as well as for therapeutic intervention. I have a Bachelor of Music from Temple University and a Master's in Creative Arts therapy from Hahnemann (Drexel University). I accept clients from birth to 100 for therapy and from age 5 to 100 for piano lessons featuring the Simply Music learning method.
My Musical Education Background
BA in Music History-Temple University, piano concentration
MA-Music Therapy, Hahnemann Univeristy, Phila. PA
Accredited Simply Music Teacher - simplymusic.com
Taubman Seminar at Temple University's Taubman Institute-certificate levels 1-6 May 2008 - Jun 2013
Attendance at the Taubman Seminar Levels 1 to 6 at Temple University's intensive seminars on the principles of "The Taubman Approach" under the guidance of Dorothy Taubman, Visiting Professor of Piano at Temple University, and celebrated innovator of revolutionary concepts and principles in the art of piano playing.
2013 to present-private piano study (post graduate) with Maria Botelho Hubler, Taubman Seminar Associate Faculty
Genres and Subjects Taught
SIMPLY MUSIC is a revolutionary Australian - developed piano and keyboard method that offers a breakthrough in music education. This unique approach has students of all ages playing great sounding contemporary, gospel, classical, blues and accompaniment pieces immediately from their very first lessons. For more information about the method visit simplymusic.com
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Ages / Skill Levels Taught
ages 5 thru 105! Beginner and Intermediate
My Certifications and Awards
Simply Music Piano Method
References and Background Check available
My Musical Influences
I have been greatly influenced by Dorothy Taubman's work on the pedagogy and technique of piano playing which helps develop the healthy and coordinated movements that enable a pianist to play with ease and without injury. I have been studying her approach for several years and have taken intensive seminars earning me certificates on levels one to six. I continue to study the approach privately with Maria Botelho Hubler. My teaching incorporates what I have learned to help my students develop effortless technique in their piano playing.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Claire is a very competent teacher and musician. She is a qualified piano teacher and music therapist. She is a knowledgeable piano teacher working in the great Philadelphia area for many years. Ms. Cavoto is always looking for ways to improve her teaching and playing. I highly recommend Claire. Maria B. Hubler Taubman Seminar Faculty
I am extremely excited about being able to play so many pieces in a very short time with both hands. I've surpassed my wildest dreams. Claire always brings something extra to the sessions and its very intriguing and rewarding to be able to add twists to pieces.
Very impressed so far! Claire comes up with great techniques to help me overcome any issue, she's patient, very nice. Michael M.
My son is autistic and although he's had piano teachers in the past, only Claire has had the insight and creativity to reach him. I never dreamed he'd be able to play with both hands much less have an actual repertoire of songs! Although he has problems with coordination and sustained focus, he is playing beautifully and is so proud. Thank you to Claire and to Simply Music! Debbie R.