Rachel Coats

Rachel C.

Nashville, TN
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Lesson Details

Mandolin

Levels Taught:
Beginner
I have taught music for 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/mandolin player to be able to both play and sing simultaneously.
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About

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Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2007

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!

Experience

Music Instructor
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.

Education

Music Education (Orchestra)
Aug 2003 - May 2007
Bowling Green State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Music Teacher of the Year
Feb 2011
Toledo City Paper

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30 Reviews

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Heather Kingsbury Sep 26, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

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.

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Michelle B. Jul 25, 2017
Mandolin · Online

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.

Noah Jun 20, 2017
Violin · In studio

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

Kyle Uramkin U. May 21, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Rachel is amazing!!!! my daughter loves working with her.

Andrew Mar 21, 2017
Bass Guitar · Online

Great lesson with Rachel.

Sichang L. Mar 19, 2017
Guitar · In studio

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.

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John G. Feb 7, 2017
Mandolin · Online

She was great. I May have to improve my computer bandwidth but we had a great time and she was very patient.

Joseph P. Jan 11, 2017
Violin · Online

Lesson 1 was everything we expected. Looking forward to Lesson #2!

Natalie S. Dec 7, 2016
Violin · In home

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!

Glenn Dec 1, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

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

Anna M. Jul 28, 2016
Mandolin · Online

Fantastic lesson, will co ntinue.

Ada G. May 10, 2016
Violin · Online

Excellent start, Rachel was very patient and helpful with my daughter's first lesson. Looking forward to her next lesson.

Barbara May 2, 2016
Mandolin · In studio

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

Lucy Apr 28, 2016
Violin · In studio

Great instructor

Kennedy M. Feb 2, 2016
Cello · Online

Rachel is great!!!

Madison U. Jan 18, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Excellent job! My daughter can't wait for the next lesson!

Sarah Jan 2, 2016
Mandolin · Online

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..

Deseria R. Dec 1, 2015
Cello · Online

Rachel is a great teacher. She makes everything easy to understand. I've learned so much already.

Heather Nov 20, 2015
Violin · Online

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

Jason Hime Nov 12, 2015
Upright Bass · In studio

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.

Houman S. Oct 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio

She seems patients and she is friendly ,I just had my first lesson, everything was perfect .

Genesis G. Sep 22, 2015
Viola · Online

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 :)

Joseph T. Sep 18, 2015
Violin · In studio

Rachel is a very patient and caring teacher that is knowledgeable about many stringed instruments, violin among them. I highly recommend her.

Jules S. Sep 3, 2015
Mandolin · Online

She is very patient, very laid back, and so nice. Can't wait for more lessons

Srujan Aug 18, 2015
Violin · In studio

She is awesome

Reilly S. Jul 1, 2015
Guitar · In home

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.

Mitchell B. Jun 23, 2015
Mandolin · Online

Our first lesson went very well. Rachel was very kind, patient, and complimentary. I look forward to my next lesson.

Cathy G. Mar 1, 2015
Cello ·

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.

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Sarah E. Feb 25, 2015
Guitar · In studio

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.

Dean T. Feb 15, 2015
Violin · In studio

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.

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