Claire, pedagogue

Holder of a state diploma in percussion teacher and a master's degree in musical education from the University of the Arts in Bern, Claire is passionate about pedagogy.

She taught 6 years at the Conservatory of Saint-Louis as well as a year at the Bischofszell School of Music (Suisse) before being appointed professor at the "Musikakademie" in Basel (Suisse) in 2016.
That same year, she creates her drum school & private percussion in Hagenthal-le-bas in Alsace, which currently has around 40 students.

Every Monday evening, she also runs the "world percussions" workshop for adult students at La Comète de Hésingue..

Claire also teaches during summer internships (TIPSC in Taiwan, Annecy Musical Academy, Swiss Musical Youth Orchestra Academy, Academy of the Aisne Youth Orchestra, Yaut Percussion…) and gives Master Classes in France and abroad (Portugal, England, Taiwan, Hollande…)

Claire is regularly invited as a jury of international competitions (Tomarimbando, Portugal – Southern Percussion international competition, England, CJSE – Suisse…) and end-of-cycle exams in different conservatories (Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Belfort, Montbéliard, …).

the Drums School & percussion by Claire Litzler

“Learn music, while having fun”

  • Why choose Claire Litzler's School of Drums & Percussion ?

    • The school offers a personalized route, adapted to the speed of learning and the expectations of each student.
    • Flourishing of students is the fundamental principle of the school. By having fun, the student will learn faster and be more motivated.
    • Music theory is taught at the same time as the instrument, so that the student makes a direct link between theory and practice.
    • Students will practice percussion in a adapted room, equipped with quality material and major brand instruments : Adams, Black Swamp, Mike Balter, Mapex, Meinl…
    • Classes are taught by qualified teachers (Claire Litzler and Fred Rey), high level that assures you of a quality education.
  • What are the good reasons to learn to play percussion ?

    • Concentration : the student will learn to mobilize his mental and physical faculties on a specific action.
    • Better control of the body : the student will develop his psychomotricity, namely the independence of members, arms and feet as well as general control of the body and movements.
    • Quality listening : the student will develop a fine listening to sounds, silences and musical phrases, but also listening to his comrades. He will learn to socialize and find his place in a group.
    • Expression and management of emotions : the student will discover the universal language and music will be a new mode of expression for him. The concerts and auditions will teach him to be comfortable in front of an audience.
    • The development of artistic sense, creativity, perseverance, memory and surpassing oneself.
  • Class days and times :

    Classes will be given on mondays, Tuesdays and the wednesdays based on the school calendar.

    Hours will be defined directly with the teachers when registering.

  • Professors :

    Claire Litzler teaches Wednesdays for intermediate and advanced students and Fred Rey (drummer and percussionist) teaches Mondays and Tuesdays for beginner and intermediate students.

  • Presentation of the school

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5 based on 4 reviews
4 replies
  1. Max & Nadia
    Max & Nadia says:

    Claire maitrise son art, elle est patiente envers ses élèves et a cette capacité incroyable de toucher les étoiles. Nous, on est fan !

  2. Ben and Lucy
    Ben and Lucy says:

    Claire has transformed a timid child into a competent drummer, proud to demonstrate his skills. It must be due to her ability to connect with her students, build confidence in them, and her virtuoso skills. The students are given the opportunity to play in concert venues, and really grow as musicians. Her school and approach come highly recommended

  3. Anne and Dom
    Anne and Dom says:

    The dreamed little percussion school! For our little beginner, the method is really suitable, stress free but pushing, and always with the teacher's patience (Fred in our case, really great). Clear and efficient communication and organization, thanks to Claire and her big smile!

  4. Nathalie & Alain
    Nathalie & Alain says:

    For nearly 5 our son has been a student in Claire's school for years and after each class he always comes back with a smile ! We consider this school a real chance thanks to an exceptional teacher and a great diversity of instruments !
    Claire gave birth in our son to a real passion for percussion.

    She is always smiling, listening, pedagogue, very organized and always motivated to launch into great projects with her students !

    We recommend to 100 % !


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