Claire Bergen is a credentialed educator with an M.A. in Teaching and 15 years of experience teaching music and other subjects in public schools and after-school programs. Claire has worked as a Teaching Artist with P.S. ARTS, Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA), and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as local music programs in East, South, Central and West Los Angeles, and is trained in the Orff method of music and movement education. Claire is also a certified Secular Jewish Vegvayzer/Leader/Madrich, with full rights to solemnize marriages and other life cycle events in accordance with Secular Jewish and intercultural traditions, and uses they/them/their pronouns.