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Rachel H.
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Perfect class for those interested in starting a path to learn music, music theory, ear training, or have just always been interested in an instrument but have never known where to begin. Piano is so much fun to learn. Students will start with basic techniques and learn to play chords, scales and learn music theory and to site read.
About Rachel H.

I started my musical path in a Ballet Studio. I fell in love with the crackle of the vinyl record playing as I learned to listen and dance with the rhythm. I started playing the guitar when I was in elementary and took classical lessons until I was a teenager. I really enjoy the art of practice and the journey of patience. The process of learning has helped me carve out and cultivate my style of music. It's opened up a lot of doors for me in my life. I've had the honor to play with a lot of great performers and have been lucky enough to tour the U.S. and Canada with festivals and showcases such as Vans Warped Tour, South By Southwest, and the Halifax Pop Explosion. I've been the opening act for Carolyn Wonderland, Maria Taylor, Tsunami Bomb, Tilly and the Wall, Basia Bulat, Rise Against, Strike Anywhere. Anathallo, Cursive, Milton Hopkins, and Pony Up. When I have free time I volunteer with the Houston Chapter of Girls Rock Camp to help teach girls empowerment through songwriting and music. I began teaching as an afterschool job when I was 16. I was homeschooled, so I feel that the experience taught me that everyone learns differently and that there is not just one standardized method to playing music. My teaching style varies with each student, but the one constant is my ability to make each and every client I encounter completely fall in LOVE with music. It's my superpower. Lesson plans are tailored for your specific needs and to help you achieve your musical goals and aspirations at your desired pace. I enjoy my students and making music with them.

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Only have had 3 lessons, but so far I’m enjoying the lessons and seem to be learning..

Posted Oct 18, 2021
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she's great!

Posted Jun 11, 2021
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It was great. She's funny, friendly, explains things well. Looking forward to many more.

Posted May 28, 2021
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Feb 2014 - Dec 2014
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Our two daughters have been taking guitar and drum lessons from Rachel since February 2014. Rachel’s laid back, fun teaching style has been a perfect match for our family. She makes learning an instrument seem like play, not work! We have found that Rachel reads her students very well, and is highly adept at picking up on their strengths and weaknesses. Rachel is not afraid to challenge her students, giving them the confidence to reach new goals. She is great at giving positive feedback, but can also gently give constructive criticism. Rachel also communicates well with parents, so that we can help our children and stay current on their progress. Rachel, who is a lifelong, multi-instrumental musician herself, is not just teaching our kids to play songs. She teaches music theory and history, diverse genres, songwriting, timing, finger stretching (for guitar), and listening skills; she is creating lifelong musicians, not “one trick ponies”. Rachel has been flexible with her time, allowing us to reschedule lessons when needed. We feel very fortunate to have found such a fantastic teacher for our children to learn from! --- Shawn and Robert “When we have trouble, she helps us practice it until we nail it!” --- Tristyn, age 9 (guitar) “Rachel is super nice and I love the way she treats me and my sister!” --- Akira, age 5 (drums)
General Manager
Jun 2005 - Aug 2013
Guitar Center
I spent several years as a manager of GC's management team for multiple stores in the greater Houston area!
Education
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Aug 2000 - May 2001
San Jacinto College - North
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Hope Stone
Mar 2018
Founded in 1997, Hope Stone celebrates over 20 years of artistic excellence and recognition in Houston, Texas. With a vision of “Art for All,” our programs serve a diverse population where the arts foster communities of creative, compassionate and problem-solving citizens. For two decades, Hope Stone has committed itself to improving the quality of life for Houstonians through art.
Girls Rock Camp Houston
Jul 2010
Girls Rock Camp Houston is a one-week summer day camp formed in October 2009 to offer girls (ages 8-18 years old) music and art based workshops. Targeted areas include: musical development, self-esteem enhancement, creation of their own music, friendship and community building, and nurturing individual talents within a cooperative atmosphere. Additionally, girls will benefit from physical & artistic activities that complement their music instruction. Goals for the program include empowerment of girls & women though music and providing the opportunity for all definitions of girls & women to succeed in any music-related venture. Girls of all backgrounds and musical levels are encouraged to apply, since a limited number of scholarships will be provided.

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