Rachel Johnstone

Rachel J.

Evanston, IL

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

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I am a junior at Northwestern University studying flute performance and psychology. I have been playing flute for almost 10 years and have worked in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings in addition to teaching. I have attended the Aspen Summer Music Festival and School and Eastern Music Festival. At the Aspen Summer Music Festival and School I was a teacher for the Passes and Lessons Summer Program and Foaring Fork Valley Lesson Program. As part of the Passes and Lessons Summer Program I taught local honors students who had auditioned and recommended other musical activities for them to attend, as well as opportunities to shadow me during orchestra rehearsals.

As an orchestral musician, I have played with both the student and faculty orchestras at the Eastern Music Festival, the orchestras of the Aspen Music Festival and School, and both orchestras at Northwestern University.

I also seek out solo performances, and have performed as a concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, with Brett Mitchell conducting, been a finalist in the Eastern Music Festival, and won first place in the Central Ohio Flute Association's collegiate competition.

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Flute Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present
Passes and Lessons Scholarship Program

A program run through the Aspen Music Festival and School that selects local students ranging from elementary school through highschool through a competitive audition to study with and shadow an Aspen Music Festival and School student.

Flute Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present
Roaring Fork Valley Lesson Program

A program run through the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) that partners select AMFS student's with community members of all levels to teach lessons on specific instruments.


Flute Performance and Psychology
Sep 2015 - Present
Northwestern University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Grant Winner
May 2017
Northwestern University
First Place
Apr 2017
Central Ohio Flute Association
Jul 2016
Eastern Music Festival
Second Place
Jan 2015
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra


National Flute Association
Jan 2015

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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Jan 2013

Mensa, the high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world. Activities include the exchange of ideas through lectures, discussions, journals, special-interest groups, and local, regional, national and international gatherings; the investigations of members' opinions and attitudes; and assistance to researchers, inside and outside Mensa, in projects dealing with intelligence or Mensa.

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