Rachel Austin

Rachel A.

Keezletown, VA

Lesson Details



Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
October 2004

I'm a songwriter, composer, and performer and studied voice through Rockschool in Belfast, as well as studying anatomy of the voice through Estill in Boston - and am familiar with Speech Level Singing. I taught voice and performance at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queens University Belfast before moving to San Francisco. There I taught in various voice studios, including with Robert Hunt Robinson Studios, the owner of which played the roll of Javert in Les Misérables on Broadway for over 7 years. I have performed extensively in the US, Ireland, the UK, and Europe and hold an honours degree in music from Mills College.

I am also a dancer, having also studied Alexander Technique. My students have appeared on multiple stages around the world, including on The Voice (Ireland). I teach beginners right through to professional singers and musicians. I love teaching online as I travel the world as a musician and dancer - don't hesitate get in touch and take part in this amazing journey with me!

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Vocal Coach
Jan 2006 - Present
Rachel A. // Freelance

Originally based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, I worked with hundreds of student individually and in groups. I also did a lot of work with community groups, including youth from troubled zones of the city.

Voice and Performance Instructor
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
Queen's University

I provided instruction on voice technique, performance skills, band dynamics, and songwriting for a performance class based on jazz, rock, folk, and free improv styles.

Singing Teacher, Vocal Coach, Songwriting Teacher
Oct 2004 - May 2010
Institute of Contemporary Music


Music, Electronic Composition (Honors)
Jan 2014 - May 2016
Mills College
Associate's Degree in Music
Feb 2005 - Oct 2009
The Open University, UK


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Grade 8 vocals
Jun 2005
Trinity College of Music, UK


Special Recognition Award
Mar 2016
Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, San Francisco
Maurthea Freidberger Cup
Apr 2015
Mills College
Support for the Individual Artist Grant
Nov 2011
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Support for the Individual Artist Grant
Jun 2007
Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Photos & Videos

Photo by Rachel A.

Clearly a Brady Bunch inspired video... enjoy!
Photo by Rachel A.
Don't Go from Age of Reason, released 2013
Photo by Rachel A.

Photo by Rachel A.
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Taylor Aug 23, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

Rachel is beyond words. She has transformed my voice and continues to do so even though we are on opposite sides of the world. Do yourself a favor and occupy her schedule. No one compares. She really creates a comfortable environment for experiment and play (even for the most beginner); I could not recommend her enough.

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