Originally from Regina, Claude pursued studies in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, London (UK), and Edinburgh. In addition to two degrees in music, he holds several diplomas.
Primarily a piano and theory teacher in his early career, Claude later shifted his career focus to school work: primarily elementary music including choral directing, and administrative duties. A number of his choirs have participated in MusicFest Canada over the years.
From 1988 to 1993, Claude worked with the VCC, as accompanist and training choir director. He has accompanied the choir on a few occasions since then, and was pleased last season to participate in the 30th Anniversary celebrations.