Rachel Elisabeth

Rachel E.

Elkridge, MD
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About

Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
August 2016

I started playing guitar and singing when I was 13 when I got a Christmas present from my father. Learning covers for a few years, I eventually started writing my own music around age 16. I also competed in talent shows and sang at church during high school. When I was 18, my friends and I started a jam band.

Went through a couple drummers then went our separate ways not even a year in. Since then, I’ve been playing as a solo musician but also playing in worship bands. I also have had opportunities to duet with people live sporadically. From 2011-2012, I recorded an album entitled “Wouldlawn, Couldlawn, Shouldlawn.” I named it that because I lived in an area called Woodlawn and my dad used to say the album’s title as a joke.

This was all in my spare time, I was a waitress since age 19. I didn’t start playing music full time until late 2013. Playing mostly in small bars, coffeehouses, and private events/parties. And in August 2016, I started teaching guitar. Took a total break from playing music.

To get back into the groove of things, I started my own by doing online concerts. I also started recording music videos for and doing social media lives.

I also:

> Absolutely love salsa and could eat it at every meal
> Really despise being tickled
> Was born, raised and still reside in Maryland
> Love animals more than people
> Like the color "pillager purple"
> Love rose gold
> Still have the same guitar tuner from when I was 13 (and it still works)

I still teach guitar and I’m blessed to be playing in the worship band at The Cause Church in Elkridge, MD. I also play in the Spanish ministry on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month; and at the Elkridge Spanish market (w/ the ministry team) the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. I also hold online workshops on Saturdays I'm not playing. I gig about once a month at coffeehouses.

My style is indie folk; and I play a mix of originals and covers. My main singing influences are Gwen Stefani, Karen O from The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Fiona Apple. My main music influences are Death Cab for Cutie, The White Stripes & Modest Mouse.

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Experience

Company Owner
Aug 2014 - Present
Rachel Elisabeth

A creative consulting company helping others see, hear and create their artistic potential.

https://www.facebook.com/RachelElisabeth.CreativeNestor
https://twitter.com/CreativeNestor
https://www.instagram.com/creativenestor
https://www.pinterest.com/CreativeNestor
https://www.rachelelisabeth.info

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Musician
Jun 2003 - Present
Rae.O

Over the years, I've performed in bands and solo. I've done special events and church services. I also successfully recorded my own album. I've played in many different venues and for a great variety of people. I currently still partake in these activities.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXJ3moqt_Fhu3Ym6U7-nT0g
https://www.soundcloud.com/user-968987006
https://www.rachelelisabeth.bandcamp.com/

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Education

Entrepreneurship
Feb 2010 - May 2010
Community College of Baltimore County
History
Feb 2008 - May 2008
Frederick Community College
Music
Feb 2007 - May 2007
Anne Arundel Community College
Journalism
Sep 2003 - Oct 2006
College of Southern Maryland

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

BMI
Nov 2017

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.

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Photos & Videos

FAQ Part 3

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FAQ Part 2

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FAQ Part 1

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A Christmas Show :: Mad City Coffee in Columbia, MD :: 12/22/18 @ 7 PM est

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Spanish Market

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Private party in September 2018

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Live interview on October 27, 2018
Live, Acoustic cover of MGMT' "Electric Feel"
Acoustic cover of Regina Spektor's "Laughing with God"
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7 Reviews

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Tony W. Sep 7, 2018
Guitar · In home

I have only had one lesson with Rachel so far but I can already tell I made the best decision in selecting her as my instructor. She is very organized and has a clear plan for progression, starting with a deep understanding of the basics - posture, hand position, reading music, and music theory - then goes deeper into topics as you progress. What I also like that Rachel provides clear practice goals and exercises. Rachel is a top notch instructor.

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Derek Aug 27, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Got my headstrong 10 year old daughter to love learning the guitar and look forward to her lessons. Adapted to a crazy schedule that allowed my daughter to continue her lessons online all the way in Tennessee. Rachel is amazing.

Karl May 8, 2018
Guitar · In studio

First lesson, but I have high expectations for the future. Rachel is well prepared and easy going. I'm excited to be doing this and I'm confident I'll achieve my goals with Rachel's guidance/instruction.

Brad Feb 14, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

The lessons are broken down in easily manageable parts and very easy to understand the concepts. Rachel is very patient and knowledgeable!

Mike Jul 7, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Rachel does an amazing job preparing each lessons material and uses a variety of media to make the weeks class easily understandable and accessible. Ours are completed online and I find it easy to learn and enjoy regardless of not being conducted in person. Rachel also finds ways to make the lessons fun and enjoyable through interaction. Highly recommended!

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Kristen P. Mar 27, 2017
Guitar · In home

Rachel is very nice and patient. She teaches in a way that keeps me interested and excited about learning!

Jessica Mar 22, 2017
Guitar · In home

She connected right away with my 11 year old daughter. Very professional and personable.

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