Rachel Conklin

Rachel C.

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

Teaching since:
2010

I am a classically trained professional violinist. I graduated with my Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY Fredonia and received my Master of Music degree from The University of Akron. I have also completed coursework for my Master in Arts Administration.

While in school, I took classes on pedagogy and truly enjoyed learning how to teach. I maintained a studio, taught non-music majors, and worked as a substitute violin/viola teacher in local music academies. I have taught students as young as 6 to students exploring music in their retirement. It is a rewarding challenge to be able to find the key or missing link in the pursuit for artistry.

I believe it is essential to be a well rounded individual no matter what the career goals are set. Music has been proven to be a great skill to pursue. When I meet new students, I want to learn not only where they are musically with their instrument but also what other interests the student may have. Having wide and varied interests personally, being able to tie in the similarities to encourage ease of learning was essential to me.

My students can expect scales, etudes, and repertoire assignments based on their skill level. It is expected that students will practice throughout the week to see the most improvement.

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Experience

Violin/Viola Teacher
Oct 2015 - Jun 2017
Wadsworth Music Store

Education

Master of Music - Music Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016
The University of Akron
Bachelor of Music - Music Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2014
SUNY Fredonia

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