Rachel Icenogle

Rachel I.

Philadelphia, PA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My teaching style puts a focus on realizing musicality and expression through proper playing technique. Playing for hours shouldn't be hard on your body! I work to make my students comfortable at their instruments so that their musical intentions can shine. I am a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, and I look forward to meeting some new cellists!

About Rachel I.

I have a BFA in Cello Performance from UW-Milwaukee. As a student, I worked for the university as a tutor in Music Theory, at the recommendation of my professors. Since relocating to Philadelphia, I have established myself as an educator all over the city. I am the cello instructor at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, as well as the Haddonfield School of Music. My teaching method puts a focus on realizing musicality and expression through proper playing technique. Playing for hours shouldn't be hard on your body! I work to make my students comfortable at their instruments so their musical intentions can shine.

As a performer, I work in diverse settings, from professional orchestral experience during my time in the Midwest to theater and dance accompaniment in Philadelphia. A fundamental part of my career has been performing with bands: I have recorded on 30 albums and toured extensively, with projects spanning a broad spectrum of genres.

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Adrianna
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It's no surprise that it's hard to learn an instrument as an adult. Apart from a semester of guitar lessons in college, I had no musical training and no understanding of music theory. All I knew was that I loved the sound of a cello, and I was graciously gifted one on my 28th birthday.

I am proud to say that I have been Rachel's cello student for over three years now. Since the beginning, Rachel has made sure that I felt comfortable during our lessons, and she remains reassuring even when I get discouraged with my bow hold or tight fingers.

Rachel has taught me a lot about music theory, but she's mostly taught me how to love my instrument. It has been amazing to see and hear the progress I've made, and she continues to give me more exciting challenges to practice each week. She's been attentive to my learning style and my ever-evolving cello goals, and I've been consistently impressed with how she's been able to keep our lessons interesting and fun over the years.

Rachel and I meet for an hour once a week and I look forward to every lesson! She has been the best instructor, and I look forward to many more lessons to come.

Posted Apr 30, 2019
Jennifer
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I’m an adult student and Rachael has been my instructor for almost two years now. She’s very knowledgeable and PATIENT! Ive grown so much in the past two years and I’m looking forward to more.

Posted Apr 30, 2019

Experience

Cello Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present

Haddonfield School of Music

Cello Faculty
Aug 2013 - Present

Baldwin School

Teaching Artist (Cello)
Oct 2016 - May 2019

Settlement School of Music - Music Education Pathways

Teaching Artist (Cello/Bass)
Oct 2013 - Jun 2017

Play On, Philly

Education

BFA Music Performance - Cello
Sep 2005 - Dec 2009

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Languages

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

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