"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
Claire Allen is a violin teacher and active performing violinist based in northern Virginia. She is a Teaching Artist at Potomac Arts Academy in Fairfax, Virginia, where she has a large private studio, teaches the Violin Beginnings classes, and coaches chamber music. She teaches in a modified-Suzuki style and also draws inspiration from the pedagogy of Paul Rolland, Ivan Galamian, and the traditional study of scales and etudes. Claire plays in the first violin section of the McLean Orchestra and also performs chamber music throughout the Washington, DC area.