Welcome to Our Practice
Joni Clare is a music and Alexander Technique teacher and was selected best music instructor in the 2019 Best of Portland Awards. She offers a variety of creative services that involve voice and piano, improvisation, heart and harmony, songwriting and preparing for recording and performing. Through it all she shares the message of unity, authenticity and connection.
She is also a songwriter and recording artist. She has a strong, eclectic sound mixing original soul-singing with classical and experimental training. Her technical control blended with aspects of exploring the unknown gives her a sound that sets her apart from many other voices.
She composed a raw, striped-down collection of songs (Harvest 2015) during an art-in-residency at the Wormfarm Institute. She also recorded a freely improvised album, The Waking Hour (2015) with two other Milwaukee improvising musicians before heading out to Portland. Most of Clare’s writing, recording and performing is now with her band of 5 years, The City Pines in Portland, Oregon.