Mrs. Claire H. Ovadia

Piano Teacher

SAA Member


Paramus, NJ
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Claire Ovadia teaches all levels of piano, from beginner to advanced. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in piano performance, graduating with honors from Purchase College Conservatory of Music. She has a Master of Arts in Music Education from New York University, where she was awarded a teaching fellowship from the Steinhardt School of Education.  She is certified to teach music in New Jersey public schools, grades Kindergarten to twelve, and has pursued professional development in the areas of educational technology and special education. She is a registered Suzuki teacher.

Claire Ovadia is currently on the faculty of the Paramus Community School of Music.  She has taught group musicianship classes at the Thurnauer School of Music, and music theory to high school students at Torah Academy of Bergen County. In addition, she has experience teaching students with special needs, especially those with learning and developmental disabilities. 

As a piano instructor she specializes in the Taubman technique, a method which focuses on coordinated movement at the piano and which prevents the muscular fatigue and injuries that are common problems for musicians. She was trained in the Taubman method by its founder Dorothy Taubman, as well as Edna Golandsky of the Golandsky Institute. Mrs. Ovadia applies the Taubman technique in her approach to Suzuki pedagogy, to enable her students to reach their greatest potential.

Claire Ovadia is a member of the Professional Music Teachers’ Guild of New Jersey, where she organizes student recitals as co-chair of the Concert Committee. Her students have the opportunity to participate in these recitals several times a year. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society. In 2014, the Suzuki Association awarded her the Doris Koppelman Memorial Scholarship for teacher development.