- Teaches students:
- and 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.
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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
Coached big band and led sectionals for students ages 10-18
Taught group percussion lessons including drum kit techniques, chart interpretation
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.+ Read More
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.
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.