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Claire Paolone

New Lenox: Viola, Violin, Piano, & Suzuki Violin

About Claire


Claire is an accomplished musician with a master's degree in Viola Performance from DePaul University.

She has been actively involved in various orchestras and ensembles throughout her academic journey, including DePaul's Concerto Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and Ensemble. She also received her Bachelors in Viola Performance cum laude from Northern Illinois University. Claire has a passion for chamber music and has attended prestigious summer festivals such as Credo Music Festival and Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival. She currently plays with the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra as an assistant principal violist and has soloed Cecil Forsyth's Viola Concerto as the winner of NIU's concerto competition. She has received specialized training in the Suzuki method and has taught in the CSA Program at NIU. Outside of her musical pursuits, Claire enjoys collecting plants and cherishes quality time with her husband and dog Rambo.


Claire's Calendar 

Is Claire accepting new students?
Check Claire's calendar below to see if she has any spots marked "OPEN for new students." If you register for lessons, you can specify which of her openings you would like. 

If I am currently one of Claire's students, how do I schedule a makeup lesson with Claire?
To make scheduling a makeup as easy as possible, here is your teacher's schedule below. There are available make-ups, as indicated by the term “OPEN” or even "OPEN for new students." Scroll down to look at all the available days and times.  

You are NOT able to manually make a schedule change yourself on the calendar. Call, email, or text your teacher to tell her which OPEN spot you would like to take, and she will make the change for you.

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