ArtEZ, University of the Arts

At ArtEZ, University of the Arts in Holland, I am a Professor of Voice since 2007.

2017: Watch the TV program “OverUIT de Kunst” to get a glimpse into my musical life and teaching at ArtEZ.
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OverUIT de Kunst of September 24th, 2017

In May 2019, I gave a masterclass at Guildhall, School of Music and Drama in London and at the Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik in Weimar. In February 2023, I was a guest to provide a masterclass at the Conservatorio Alfredo Casella in L’Aquila, Italy.

Bachelor & Master

I have been teaching Bachelor’s and Master’s students for over 16 years and during those years, I have gained a lot of experience in guiding young singers during their studies.

Young Talent Class:
Also for young talents starting at 14 years old, there is a lot of attention at ArtEZ in the form of the so-called Jong Talentklas. If you are still in secondary education, enjoy singing classical music, and are curious, please contact me for a trial lesson. If you are admitted to the Jong Talentklas, you will receive singing lessons at a conservatory level, perform at (school) concerts, and attend theory classes.

Preparatory Course:
If the level of the first year of the professional training program is still too high, you can participate in the pre-training program for a year. During that year, you will receive not only vocal lessons but also theory classes and, in consultation, you can follow vocal-related subjects.

If you are interested in a trial lesson and would like to know more about studying at ArtEZ, do not hesitate to contact me via

You can also contact me for private lessons at

2017: Video of a masterclass I gave at the Academy of Music in Riga (Latvia).

2016: Video Irene Hoogveld ArtEZ Finals: of de Engelse versie:

I have extensive practical experience as a singer and as a professor of voice and I am connected with various conservatories in the Netherlands and abroad.

To teach, inspire and coach young singers

These includes:
*Technical skills
*Career counseling
*Repertoire study
*Audition training

*To find passion and clear messages in your singing on range, quality of tone and finding the most natural way for the voice to flow
*How to perform on concertante and operatic stages
*How to create a full interpretation while following your own artistic instincts
*Every lesson will be focused and hopefully full of inspiration
*To guide you in becoming a complete singer

Quotes by students:

“The great thing about Claudia is that she sees you as a person with all your strong and weak parts. She demands self discipline and passion for singing, but in return you get a lovely, strict teacher, who helps you to reveal the best in you as a singer and a person. My voice developed so great under her teaching”.

“To me, that is the greatest gift. To be able to be surprised by music as a singer, and having a teacher as Claudia to unravel those secrets together with me”.

“In Claudia, I found an energetic, positive and skillful teacher who is not afraid to challenge me in the best ways possible”.

” I was drawn to Claudia because of her enthousiasm, passion and clear messages in her singing. When I discovered she applies these qualities in her teachings too, I was convinced she could really help me improve as a singer”.


I gave masterclasses for exemple at:

Conservatorioa Alfredo Casella L’AQUILA, Italy (2023)

Universaty of Music Frans Liszt WEIMAR (2019)

Guildhall, School of Music and Drama LONDON (2019)

Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga

The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Tallinn

Malmö Academie of Music

The Conservatori Superior de Musica del Lieu in Barcelona

Masterclass Guildhall London mei 2019 met enkele studenten

Masterclass Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga
January 2016

Masterclass Academy of Music in Malmö
Mai 2016

Photo: Preview of ‘Tournedos Rossini’ during Stadsfestival Zwolle in September 2012.

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Tournedos Rossini

Theaterspektakel Tournedos Rossini. Laat uw oren, ogen en maag genieten van de prachtige muziek van Rossini en zijn andere grote liefde: lekker eten Uitvoeringen op 18 en 19 oktober 2012 in Theaterkerk The Young Ones in Zwolle, aanvang 18.30, entree + diner + drank 35,- euro

'Soapera' Plechelmusbailiek Oldenzaal 2009

In addition to teaching, I initiated and directed the opera spectacle ‘Soapera’ from ArtEZ in 2008 and 2009, based on Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.

Il Segreto di Susanna

In 2010, the comic one-act opera “Il segreto di Susanna” by Wolf-Ferrari was performed in collaboration with “Symfonietta Aurora” (musicians from the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra) at the Twentse Welle museum.

For baritone Herman Daniel Mostert and soprano Lorena Medina, this meant the completion of their master’s degree. I was responsible for directing the production.