Rachel Coats

Rachel C.

Nashville, TN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have taught guitar for over 10 years and believe students should get to play what they want to play! Students are asked to come up with a list of songs and/or artists they would love to play. Through teaching chords, note reading and theory, the song possibilities are endless! I also can help the aspiring singer/guitar player to be able to both play and sing simultaneously.

About Rachel C.

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all ages. It's never too early or too late to pick up an instrument and make music! I look forward to working with you!


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45 Reviews
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Rachel's amazing. She is definitely teaching an old dog new tricks.

Posted Nov 14, 2020
Peter W.
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Best instructor ever. Very patient. Knows how to handle an old guy like me. My playing doesn't really deserve someone as good, but I'm thankful to have her.

Posted Aug 25, 2020
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We love Rachel!!! She is patient and kind. She carefully explains what my daughter can do to improve her technique and tone. She is intentional in her instruction, making sure the basics are solid. She is an excellent bass instructor. Thanks Rachel!

Posted Aug 2, 2020
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My daughter was excited about the bass again after her lesson with Rachel. She is ready to step up her game and Rachel guided her patiently with thoughtful (not judgmental) encouragement. Looking forward to the next lesson 😊

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Kristina S.
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She very detail and patience wit my first year, 11 year old kid. She knows when to push and when to ease up. My kid is gaining confidence in her playing.

Posted Jun 4, 2020
Jeff W.
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Enjoyed first lesson. Looking forward to more!

Posted May 17, 2020
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Super great teacher!

Posted Apr 22, 2020
Laura M.
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Rachel was very patient at my first lesson which really relaxed me as I am a beginner beginner. She didn't skimp over the basics and was gracious with praise.

Posted Mar 25, 2020
Peter W.
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Charming and knowledgeable. Makes it easy for the student to understand.

Posted Aug 6, 2019
Carolyn H.
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Rachel is knowledgeable and so easy going. Really enjoying lessons.

Posted May 8, 2019
Randal M.
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She's very knowledgeable and patient. It's been many years since I've played but I feel completely comfortable and confident with her guidance.

Posted Mar 21, 2019
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Rachel was my first ever guitar teacher. But after about a year and a half with her I just got way to busy. To anyone that is looking for a teacher for any instrument I would defiantly recommend Rachel. She is such an amazing artist and just an amazing person.

Posted Jan 31, 2019
Jessica R.
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Rachel is amazing! I’ve been playing violin my whole life and have still learned a ton just from the first few lessons. Also love that it’s online so I can take lessons without driving anywhere, very convenient.

Posted Jun 5, 2018
Polly J.
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Rachel is patient and listened to me... I think it is a good match...

Posted May 29, 2018
Chris C.
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Patient and positive!

Posted Feb 22, 2018
Heather Kingsbury
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I've only had one lesson so far, but Rachel did a great job. She is knowledgeable and very talented. I'm excited to continue on my rockin' acoustic guitar journey. I highly recommend her as she was super nice and very kind to come get me at the bottom of the hill, so I can find her studio in the future. I'm a newbie at guitar and don't know very much but she encouraged me & I can't wait to get further into it.

Posted Sep 26, 2017
Michelle B.
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I like Rachel's approach to learning and her attitude. Relaxed and upbeat. Always has the next thing for me to add to my practice and suggestions for improving areas im struggling with.

Posted Jul 25, 2017
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She is great with young kids, and I enjoyed that she let my daughter apply what she learned and be creative during the lesson.

Posted Jun 20, 2017
Kyle Uramkin U.
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Rachel is amazing!!!! my daughter loves working with her.

Posted May 21, 2017
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Great lesson with Rachel.

Posted Mar 21, 2017
Sichang L.
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Rachel is very professional as a music instructor. There's no doubt about her wealth of knowledge and experience. She is also very patient and explain things clearly, and she offers effective methods to improve my guitar technique. I've been learning guitar with Rachel for about one and a half month, and I've been steadily making progress. Besides, Rachel is a wonderful person to work with. Her passion and positive energy make learning a joyful experience. I trust her, and I feel lucky to have her as a teacher.

Posted Mar 19, 2017
John G.
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She was great. I May have to improve my computer bandwidth but we had a great time and she was very patient.

Posted Feb 7, 2017
Joseph P.
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Lesson 1 was everything we expected. Looking forward to Lesson #2!

Posted Jan 11, 2017
Natalie S.
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Rachel was calm and lovely and patient with my five year old showing her the violin and how it works. I think we're going to have a great experience working with her!

Posted Dec 7, 2016
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Rachael is excellent at recognizing my learning style and customizing her teaching method to best communicate key concepts to me.

Posted Dec 1, 2016
Anna M.
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Fantastic lesson, will co ntinue.

Posted Jul 28, 2016
Ada G.
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Excellent start, Rachel was very patient and helpful with my daughter's first lesson. Looking forward to her next lesson.

Posted May 10, 2016
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she made me feel very relaxed. I learn quite a bit even with the 1st lesson. Looking forward to the rest of the lessons.

Posted May 2, 2016
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Great instructor

Posted Apr 28, 2016
Kennedy M.
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Rachel is great!!!

Posted Feb 2, 2016
Madison U.
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Excellent job! My daughter can't wait for the next lesson!

Posted Jan 18, 2016
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Rachel is a wonderful, knowledgeable instructor! Super nice and truly cares about your goals and was very encouraging. She catered the lesson very well, over Skype, and it was great! Hope to continue lessons soon..

Posted Jan 2, 2016
Deseria R.
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Rachel is a great teacher. She makes everything easy to understand. I've learned so much already.

Posted Dec 1, 2015
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Just had my first lesson with Rachel. She is very patient and has been very helpful! I would definitely recommend her!

Posted Nov 20, 2015
Jason Hime
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Just had my first lesson with Rachel and really enjoyed it. She is a very good teacher and I look forward to many more lessons with her.

Posted Nov 12, 2015
Houman S.
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She seems patients and she is friendly ,I just had my first lesson, everything was perfect .

Posted Oct 28, 2015
Genesis G.
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She is great with young players. She is also very friendly and know how to motivate the kids to do their best. We are happy to have found her :)

Posted Sep 22, 2015
Joseph T.
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Rachel is a very patient and caring teacher that is knowledgeable about many stringed instruments, violin among them. I highly recommend her.

Posted Sep 18, 2015
Jules S.
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She is very patient, very laid back, and so nice. Can't wait for more lessons

Posted Sep 3, 2015
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She is awesome

Posted Aug 18, 2015
Reilly S.
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Our daughter finds it easy and comfortable working with Rachel. She's very patient and detailed in her directions. She communicates well with us (the parents) which is helpful with feedback.

Posted Jul 1, 2015
Mitchell B.
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Our first lesson went very well. Rachel was very kind, patient, and complimentary. I look forward to my next lesson.

Posted Jun 23, 2015
Cathy G.

I took cello lessons from Rachel for several years. Although I had played piano as a child, I had not attempted to play a musical instrument for over forty years. Rachel was able to explain the instrument to me, and was very patient and encouraging. Her musical knowledge is extensive and she truly enjoys teaching. I highly recommend her as a teacher of any stringed instrument.

Posted Mar 1, 2015
Sarah E.
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Rachel is very knowledgeable in music theory and she's able to explain it in a way that's easy to understand. She's a very talented player and an encouraging teacher.

Posted Feb 25, 2015
Dean T.
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Rachel is an excellent teacher. I started with her when I was 57 years old and have taken lessons for over 5 1/2 years. This is the first instrument I have ever played. Rachel is extremely patient and very attentive to details. She is extremely knowledgeable academically and has a lifetime of performance experience. Any student young or old would be proud to have her as their teacher.

Posted Feb 15, 2015

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Feb 2015 - Present

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Private Music Instructor
Aug 2008 - Jun 2014

Pro Music (Sylvania OH)

Taught weekly private lessons on guitar, bass, violin, viola and cello.


Music Education (Orchestra)
Aug 2003 - May 2007

Bowling Green State University



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Music Teacher of the Year
Feb 2011

Toledo City Paper

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