Rachel Heitzman

Rachel H.

Lake Stevens, WA

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Rachel passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
April 2008

Music has always been a major (no pun intended) part of my life. I began learning piano at the age of 5 and continued studying classical piano into young adulthood. My favorite part about playing is being able to express myself through the music I learn and songs I write as well.

I am intuitive to the varying learning styles of different students so my teaching style is personalized to each student's individual needs.
I put a good deal of emphasis on creative music and encourage students to create their own compositions using the techniques and theory they've learned.
Most importantly, I want my students to have fun and learn to play the pieces they love!

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Society, Ethics, & Human Behavior
Sep 2015 - Mar 2017
University of Washington

15 Reviews

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Rosemarie S. Mar 3, 2017
Piano · In home

We had a good experienced with Rachel. She finds ways to make lessons interesting for my 7 year old daughter. However, we have to stop for now due to my daughter's other activities.

Ariyana Oct 11, 2016
Piano · In studio

Rachel showed extreme patience with my daughter. Such a sweet person, and my daughter was very comfortable. I know she is in good hands!

Ariyana Oct 10, 2016
Piano · In studio

Rachel showed extreme patience with my daughter. Such a sweet person, and my daughter was very comfortable. I know she is in good hands!

Ivori C. Sep 26, 2016
Piano · In studio

My daughter is 9 years old and a beginner. Rachel is polite and patient. We have had 3 sessions so far and so far my daughter is still interested and likes to go and likes the teacher.

J S. Sep 26, 2016
Piano · In home

Very professional, knowledgeable and a good teacher - I am looking forward to continuing lessons with her. Should have done this long ago!!

Lennon Aug 24, 2016
Piano · In studio

Rachel is so wonderful with my son. She is encouraging and so good with him, and he is making great progress! I would recommend Rachel for anyone wanting to introduce their children to piano, as well as anyone looking for piano lessons.

Janelle C. Aug 18, 2016
Piano · In studio

Janelle walked out of lessons with a smile!

Lisa Aug 16, 2016
Piano · In studio

I have never used TakeLessons.com before and didn't know what to expect. It was easy to find Rachel and narrow down exactly what I was looking for in lessons. Rachel was very warm and inviting to Janelle. Janelle took an instant likely to Rachel's teaching style. Only two lessons in and my daughter has learned so much. Rachel is nice, caring and teaches my 6 year old very well.

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Kayla Jul 20, 2016
Piano · In home

Rachel was very warm and patient with my daughter who has special needs. I would highly recommend her!

Violet C. May 4, 2016
Piano · In studio

We love Rachel! She is an amazing piano teacher with so much talent! 💗

Kiah L. Mar 16, 2016
Piano · In home

Rachel is the perfect teacher for Kiah (although I would imagine she would be the perfect teacher for anyone). She is professional, warm and knowledgeable. She has my daughter very motivated to do her best all week in anticipation of showing Rachel what she can do. Thanks Rachel!

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Mia Feb 2, 2016
Piano · In studio

Rachel is so great with my 7 year old who is just learning to play the piano. Her patience and enthusiasm is wonderful and my daughter is just loving her lessons!

Connie P. Jan 15, 2016
Piano · In studio

Rachel encourages me , answered all my questions, helped me find the right keys to play without bitterness, and loves playing the piano herself. 5 stars

Lexi Dec 16, 2015
Piano · In studio

Rachel is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher for my 7 year old:)

Michelle Deide Dec 8, 2015
Piano · In home

First meeting- it went very well. Rachel was very gracious and very patient ;). As an adult beginner, I was a bit nervous, but she made me feel quite comfortable and really knows her stuff.

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