Verity Allen
Clarinet & Flute

I have over 10 years’ teaching experience in private, mainstream and special needs schools and operate my own private teaching practice. I use my primary teacher training skills to bring the best out of my students, tailoring to suit their needs and encouraging a love of music and performing.

I trained with international clarinet soloist David Campbell - - for 3 years whilst studying for my English degree at University of Kent. I gave solo performances throughout Canterbury, performed in the Canterbury Music Festival & have been part of a numerous of ensembles &  orchestras since then.

I am familiar with all the main exam boards and my pupils regularly do well in exams.


It is worth mentioning Verity as a teacher, she has grasped my son's personality and brought out a confidence in him through the music. Her communication with parents and awards system are excellent. Not to mention encouraging my son to perform in concerts and put him forward for a exam.

I would highly recommend Verity as a clarinet teacher as my daughter has responded extremely well to her gentle and thorough approach. My daughter has just passed her Grade 2 clarinet exam (with a merit) within just one year from starting the instrument. I have been amazed by her quick progress and am extremely pleased with how much she is enjoying learning this instrument.

Verity has been teaching my daughter clarinet for almost a year. She’s really enjoying her lessons and has been re-enthused with music having previously given up. She’s now working towards Grade 5 and is really improving.