Rachel Hansbro
Houston, TX
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Rachel Hansbro

Rachel H.

Houston, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Ear Training is an important lesson for those looking to take music to the next level. It's also good for dance students, or vocalists looking to expand their knowledge. This course covers an intro to Ear Training best practices, learning about music notes and their values, listening and practicing the ability to recognize time signatures, note memorization and music memory.
Ear Training is available for all instruments. This class is vital for those students interested in songwriting or composition.

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.


*** Lesson Details ***
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 super power.

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.

Here is an overview of the lessons that I provide.

Guitar:
Finger Picking, Song Writing, Rhythm, Lead, Scales,Modes & Ear Training.

Songwriting and composition: Learn techniques, how to brain storm and plot your musical story line. This class pairs great with vocal lessons or guitar lessons.

Bass:
Scales, Rhythm, Beginner and Advanced song structure, Ear Training

Ukulele :
Technique, Intro to Chords, Ear Training, Strumming patterns - Ukulele is one of my favorite classes to teach. You simply can not help but smile when playing this instrument!

Vocals :
Breathing techniques, Scales, Harmonizing

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Robert
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Very knowledgeable

Posted Aug 14, 2020
Sonny S.
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Rachel is a fantastic teacher and incredibly knowledgeable. In just a few lessons with her she has exceeded my expectations of what I was going to accomplish with her. I highly recommend her if you're looking for a instructor.

Posted Jun 20, 2020
Jeff Godwin
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Awesome instructor!

Posted May 29, 2020
Jim T.
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Rachel is an excellent teacher. She has vast musical knowledge and the ability to communicate on a level that the student can easily understand. Rachel is extremely personable and puts the student at ease from the very beginning. She takes the time to understand the student’s goals and musical interests and tailors the lessons to keep the student motivated. In addition to being a great teacher, Rachel is a genuinely nice person.

Posted Feb 25, 2020
Angela
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She breaks things down like a dream!

Posted Feb 25, 2020
Jenny
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My daughter loves her guitar lessons with Rachel!

Posted Feb 6, 2020
Suzanne
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Rachel makes lessons fun and effectively tailors them to my daughter’s interests and needs.

Posted Dec 6, 2019
Melissa H.
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Rachel is an excellent teacher! I can see that she will help me to improve my technique. I am looking forward to learning new skills and expanding my horizons.

Posted Nov 9, 2019
Joe
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Absolutely wonderful! Kind, patient, friendly, knowledgeable, informative, down-to-earth. I look forward to each and every lesson.

Posted Oct 11, 2019
Tony G.
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Great explanation of scales. Excellent patience !

Posted Aug 28, 2019
Theresa
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I knew nothing about singing...but I feel like I’ve already learned so much! She has a contagious passion for music and I’m looking forward to growing with her help!

Posted Aug 20, 2019
Julia D.
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Rachel, is the best, patience and very knowledgeable Musician. She is fantastic with my daughter, she loves going to her lessons. She has learn so much in a short time. Highly recommend!

Posted Jul 11, 2019
Dana B.
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Posted Jun 11, 2019
Maria
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Excelent.

Posted Jun 6, 2019
Jahed
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Great Lesson!

Posted Mar 9, 2019
Jared
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Rachel is awesome!

Posted Mar 6, 2019
Violet
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Great first lesson! My daughter was excited throughout the lesson and it continued when we got home. Rachel really brought the lesson down to my daughter’s level effectively.

Posted Jan 24, 2019
Alan A.
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I really enjoyed my first lesson. She was highly engaged, patient and had outlined a great plan. I’m very much looking forward to my other lessons.

Posted Jan 16, 2019
Chris
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Interesting teacher very patient easy to talk to cares to know how you learn best

Posted Aug 1, 2018
Al
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Rachel is the best guitar teacher I have ever had...period...EVER! Her easy going method allows me to learn just enough as a beginner to enjoy and then move on to the next lesson. We are not concerned with learning lengthy songs or long, drawn, out scales as I am only a beginner! But at the same time we are not learning row-row-row-your boat. I am learning chords, arpeggios, hammer-ons, lite theory, and all at a very short easy pace which is what I want. Five stars for her as a teacher by far!!!

Posted Jun 18, 2018
Jim L.
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Rachel is amazing! 5 lessons in and our 7 year old daughter is excited every week to learn more from Rachel and is showing promise and continued passion for music. Rachel is always positive and upbeat yet incredibly patient with our easily frustrated ukelele-pro-in-training. We look forward to more lessons and wisdom from an awesome teacher!

Posted Mar 27, 2018
Jim L.
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Posted Mar 27, 2018
Al
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First lesson and it was fantastic - Rachel REALLY cares about her profession and I felt it in her teaching method - can't wait to get some practice in and get back for many more lessons!

Posted Mar 6, 2018
darren L.
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I just had my 1st on-line voice lesson with Rachel and found it very enjoyable and valuable. I highly recommend her for those seeking a very good, knowledgeable, friendly voice teacher. She was very quick to tune into what I need to do to improve my voice. She gave me very specific practice instruction personalized for me and my voice and is putting it into a google drive spreadsheet which I really appreciate. I look forward to practicing and continuing lessons with Rachel. I feel very confident that with her support, I will improve my voice and accomplish my goals as a singer/songwriter.

Posted Jan 19, 2018
Susan S.
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Rachel was Very thorough and patient and I felt very comfortable with her I look forward to my next class!

Posted Nov 29, 2017
Gunnar
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Awesome teacher! Our son's first lesson, made it fun and inspired him to want more. He cant wait to go back!

Posted Oct 16, 2017
Chuck
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She was very helpful and genuinely passionate about wanting to get me excited about learning.

Posted Oct 11, 2017
Kaylee
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My daughter loved her lesson and is finally enjoying guitar again!

Posted Oct 10, 2017
Daniel L.
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Rachel was excellent. She was very patient and ensured I understood the lesson. Very knowledgeable and able to explain what I was learning.

Also she helped me make a decision on what type of guitar to purchase.

Posted Sep 19, 2017
Brian
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Super impressed with Rachel!! She really took the time in my first lesson to explain the ukulele to me and has tailored my lessons around my music interests. Can't wait for my next lesson!!

Posted Jul 12, 2017
sam
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My daughter had an awesome time with Rachel she a great instructor patient, and easy to talk too, I hope that we get to have more lessons in the future. Highly recommend!

Posted Jul 5, 2017
Rachel
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First lesson went very well!

Posted Jun 14, 2017
Greg
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Rachel is outstanding! Very enjoyable experience to date.

Posted Jun 6, 2017
Charln S.
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Rachel is great! She's knowledgeable and patient. She knows how to get you to work to your potential.

Posted May 29, 2017
Prabhakar P.
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Very good and patient instructor

Posted May 14, 2016
Alistair M.
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Rachel is truly a professional and an inspiration. Her instructions are clear and she is great at making people feel comfortable. I can't wait to see how we progress over a few weeks.

Posted Apr 29, 2016
Greg G.
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Bomb.com

Posted Apr 26, 2016
Danny H.
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Rachel is a great guitar instructor. I just met her for the first time and I got lot of lessons cover. I understand much faster because of the way she analyzed her materials. Rachel knows how to make a person loves playing guitar, not just learning. I highly recommend anyone who is thinking about guitar lesson should give Rachel a try.

Posted Apr 3, 2016
Robert F.
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Rachel's hands-on approach is great!! I'm super excited and looking forward to my future lessons.

Posted Mar 12, 2016
Stephanie M.
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Rachel is great! She is patient and is willing to experiment with various teaching styles to ensure you are getting the most out of each lesson.

Posted Feb 23, 2016
Abed K.
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That was my first guitar lesson in houston and I am not going to bother myself looking for guitar tutors anymore, I really enjoyed it. Rachel is an awesome tutor, she gives everything from inside her that makes you feel every single chord on guitar. Ofcourse i recommend everybody to take guitar lessons with Rachel

Posted Jan 31, 2016
Gordon W.
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Puts lesson in easy to understand terms, concepts and exercises.

Posted Jan 13, 2016
Tyre
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Great lesson! I can't wait for my next one!

Posted Dec 23, 2015
Charln S.
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Awesome! Easy to work with and very knowledgeable.

Posted Dec 10, 2015
Dylan S.
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Fun, great pace, and informative session!

Posted Dec 2, 2015
Romnii
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Great first lesson! I can see myself continuing lessons with Rachel.

Posted Nov 24, 2015
Waylan T.
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Lots of info she gives in detail....very awesome....

Posted Nov 17, 2015
Dylan S.
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Fun, great pace, and informative session!

Posted Nov 11, 2015
Halle C.
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Great experience and so excited to continue working with her!

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Sash S.
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So far it's been good with Rachel. She has been very patient and my son has been picking up well.

Posted Oct 11, 2015
Zoeieann T.
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Great knowledge, terrific personality and goal oriented. Im so confident that i will grow and develop vocally with this instructor. Very comfortable yet professional and knowledgeable.

Posted Oct 5, 2015
Bob Jackson
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Rachel is one awesome teacher. There is no one else that I would take my lesson from. I plan on getting back to lesson in about 12 weeks.

Posted Sep 17, 2015
Sarah M.
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Rachel was really easy to get along with. She gave a lot of good tips and tricks in regards to practicing. Really knowledgeable about instrument and passionate about her job. She makes the lessons very enjoyable. Absolutely recommend!

Posted Aug 5, 2015
Sam G.
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Great for beginners. Looking forward to the next lessons.

Posted Jul 27, 2015
Bob Jackson
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Excellent teacher!

Posted Jun 24, 2015

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Feb 2014 - Dec 2014

Students

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

Finance
Aug 2000 - May 2001

San Jacinto College - North

Affiliations

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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