Claire Tatman

Violin Teacher

Claire Tatman

SAA Member


Tucson, AZ
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Claire Tatman is a professional violinist and instructor who performs primarily in Arizona and California and has privately taught violin and coached string ensembles for the past 8 years.

She began her violin studies at age 12 with her mother, Mutsuko Tatman, and continued her studies through college. Claire studied at the University of Arizona under Mark Rush and later transferred and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance from Arizona State University in December 2013 under Danwen Jiang. Claire has been an active member of the Symphony of the Southwest and West Valley Symphony for the past 6 years. She has played in numerous music workshops and festivals during the summer, which include Bowdoin, California Capitol Chamber Music Workshop, the Sacramento Youth Symphony Chamber Music Workshop, Youth Music International, and California Summer Music. Her other large ensemble experience includes participation in the Arizona MusicFest, Reno Philharmonic, Celtic Woman Irish Music Ensemble, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, and Lake Tahoe Music Festival.

Claire is a member of ASTA (American String Teachers Association) and is a certified Suzuki Instructor through SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas) as well as ASA (Arizona Suzuki Association).

Claire enjoys private teaching as well as providing supplementary coaching for middle and high school string programs. She has been a coach and mentor with the Phoenix Junior Strings and Sacramento Youth Symphony Chamber Music Workshop for three years. In her spare time Claire loves to go cycling and hiking. She also loves to work on art projects and cook for friends.