March 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Hepzibah Baptist Church Claire is originally from Chicago and now resides in Marietta, OH with her husband, Tim. She began playing the violin at the age of 4, under the instruction of her grandfather, Richard F. Hire. She has played with many orchestras and groups, including the West Virginia Symphony. She also played and recorded 4 CD’s with “Heartstrings”. Claire is active with playing concerts as well as speaking at churches, conferences and retreats. Highlights have been playing at 3 ABC Biennials, playing with the late Anthony Burger of the Gaither Band, and being a featured guest of Erin Campbell on “Water Through the Word” radio program in Cincinnati. Claire’s desire is to use her gifts to praise The Lord and bring honor to Him as she inspires other to do the same. Her testimony in word and song will bring a blessing to those who hear. God has been faithful, and she loves to share her testimony. Claire and Tim have 3 grown son's, a 4 yr. old golden retriever and 2 cats. Besides teaching 30 private violin students a week, she also enjoys playing piano and viola, cross stitching and vising family around the country.