Rachel Housle

Rachel H.

Brooklyn, NY

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Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

I am currently an active musician and artist-instructor based in Brooklyn. I perform regularly with several bands spanning a wide variety of styles and genres. Whether it's grooves, jazz, improvisation, technique, rudiments, or sight reading you're looking for, I will tailor an approach to fit your goals for playing the drums. I am also well-versed in music theory, which adds valuable context for drummers and enables you to build and shape a composition's impact with rhythm and texture. First and foremost, I believe in using music as a valuable outlet for creative self-expression and for communication.


Artist Instructor
Sep 2014 - Present

I teach group music classes at a public school in Brooklyn, NY as part of their after school program. Through interactive exploration of instruments and musical concepts, students gain the knowledge to use music as a creative outlet for expression and a means to communicate their ideas.

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Workshop Instructor/Arts Advocacy Project Coordinator/Teaching Assistant
Jun 2012 - Present
Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University

The Center for Creative Youth is a month-long arts intensive for high school students ages 14-18. I have been on staff for 5 years teaching workshops, assisting interdisciplinary classes in the arts and coordinating the Arts Advocacy Project trainings (a program through which students use art to engage with their communities). I have also served as an accompanist for Steel Pan Orchestra, Javanese Gamelan and West African Drum and Dance Classes.

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Music Counselor
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
Girls Inc. of Greater Waterbury

Developed and executed 6 week performing arts curriculum for girls ages ages 6-14
Taught World Percussion and Rhythms Workshop; coached rehearsals and culminating performance

Percussion Instructor
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
The Artists Collective

Coached big band and led sectionals for students ages 10-18
Taught group percussion lessons including drum kit techniques, chart interpretation


Music Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2012
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music


Apr 2015

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Jessica Oct 20, 2016
Drum · In home

Rachel is great with our daughter. We were looking for a female teacher (they're apparently hard to come by) and Rachel is SO much fun. Our daughter is 16 and has really taken to it.

Marissa Sep 12, 2016
Drum · In home

Rachel was great! We hired her for my son and she's not only a very great teacher, but just the right of fun (for him) and easy to work with (for me). He's been working with her for a few months now and we look forward to continuing.

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