Ten years of experience teaching, performing, and producing music.
Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition
Master of Arts in Composition
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Composition
I love sharing my passion with others and seeing that spark grow in a new student!
Clay has been a wonderful teacher for our daughter! She started taking lessons at the age of four and has made great progress with him. We took a short break when Covid first hit, but we have all adapted and now take lessons on Zoom. Clay is always punctual, prepared, and encouraging. Even when our daughter is not particularly focused, he manages to motivate her. Two other family family members also take lessons from Clay. We all highly recommend him!
Clay has helped me find a way that works for me to conquer pieces I didn't think I could. My playing is getting better at a surprising rate. Every week Clay gives great pointers that refresh my practicing.
Clay is a wonderful, talented, knowledgeable teacher. He is extremely professional and instills a lifelong appreciation of music. He always challenged me to be a better pianist. With Clay as my teacher, I had the opportunity to learn how to play more difficult pieces. I really enjoyed every class with him. I would highly recommend Clay.
Doctorate of Musical Arts, 2019
Master of Arts in Composition, 2015
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, 2013
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Ages 5 – Adult
Composing my debut album while living in Paris!
Students should have an idea of their short and long term goals and what kind of music they're interested in learning.