Claire is not accepting new students at this time.
Claire Gonta-Smock is a magna cum laude graduate of Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, with a dual degree in piano performance and music education. She completed her degree at the Ithaca College London Center where she studied with pianist Martino Tirimo. Her Master in Education was completed at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in teaching, curriculum, and learning environments. In 1996 she became a faculty member of the International Suzuki Institute in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, teaching Music for Your Baby, Music and Movement, as well as private piano. Ms. Smock is a teacher in the Corning–Painted Post School District. She has been a 171 faculty member since 1980.
2015 recipient of 171’s Bob Kinner Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.