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Clare Gellene
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Yorktown, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Clarinet, Piano
Education: B. M. Instrumental Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012 (primary instrument, clarinet; secondary instrument, piano) M. M. Clarinet Performance from Florida State University in 2014
Performance Experience: While studying at VCU, she was selected as the 2011 VCU Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition winner and performed Scott McAllister’s “Black Dog” with Dr. Terry Austin and the VCU Symphonic Wind Ensemble. During her time in Tallahassee for her Master’s Degree she was one of the original members of the Tallahassee Composer’s Orchestra which provided composition students an opportunity to have their works performed and recorded by a full orchestra.
Teaching Experience: Clare has been teaching in the Hampton Roads public school systems for over 4 years. In addition to her teaching positions in the classroom, Clare has been on the staff for the award-winning Grafton High School Marching Clipper Band since 2017 where she has specialized in Drum Major techniques as well as overall marching, music, and visual components.
Teaching Philosophy: It is one of Clare’s strongest convictions that music is for everyone, regardless of level or experience. It is with this mindset that she strives to meet her students where they are and assist them in reaching meaningful and attainable goals.

Get to know Clare

Ms. Gellene is currently the Music Teacher at Coventry Elementary School in Yorktown, VA. She is a classically trained pianist and clarinetist and has been playing for 25 and 23 years, respectively. Clare is actively involved in the community and throughout Hampton Roads and is passionate about instilling a deep love and appreciation for music in those around her. The greatest joy and love of her life is her three-year-old daughter, Marykay, who is beyond ecstatic to be able to visit Music and Arts and play every “poo-pa-no” (piano) in sight.
Clare teaches at:
209 Village Ave Suite I
Yorktown, VA 23693
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