Rachel Orsie-Coomer

Rachel O.

Elkridge, MD
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Beginner to intermediate guitar player's last stop for a great guitar teacher! What's a beginner? You have no knowledge or experience playing. What's intermediate? You have limited knowledge and/or are familiar w/ some chord names/shapes.

Learn everything about how the guitar works while learning how to play and write songs. We'll have tons of ways to develop your rhythm, finger strength and flexibility. Together, we'll avoid bad habits so you can progress faster!

Lessons feature various styles of music, appropriate for all ages: blues, rock, pop, country, folk , jazz, funk, latin and reggae. Even though I can teach multiple genres; if you want to focus on one type or certain artists, we can definitely do that!

I follow a structured way of learning guitar based on a guitar course I've created; and I customize the lessons according to the student's needs and wants. Whether you want to play in a band or just have fun - your personalized lessons will help you achieve that goal!

I also provide printed and online resources for each lesson; backtrack music for practice; video examples for the practice music/songs so if you need help in between lessons; and well known songs appropriate for each lesson. After each lesson, I email the student (and parent) a review of the lesson with notes, homework tasks, etc.

You'll also receive access to a private, supportive FaceBook community of other guitar students. Each month, I host 2 FB Live Q & A's; 1 group coaching session; 1 jam session; and 1 guitar workshop. Every 3 months, students will have an opportunity to participate in an live broadcasted recital!

I can provide weekly and monthly playing/performing assessments of the guitar player, upon request. I can also provide grades and attendance records, upon request.

NEW students get one FREE lesson w/ each purchase. If you need help getting equipment, I can definitely help! Please contact me for more information. Thank you!

Happy learner :)
"Very pleased with the time I spent with Rachel! She is patient and takes her time when explaining everything! I feel comfortable recommending her services to everyone." -Sarah H.

Patient Teacher
"Rachel is a great teacher . She is patient with people and explains things so anyone can understand and learn. Rachel loves what she does!" -Maria G.
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About

Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 7+ and males 7 to 18

Teaching since:
August 2016

Rachel started playing guitar and singing when she was 13 when she got a Christmas present from her father who happens to be a musician, also. Learning covers for a few years she eventually started writing her own music around age 16.

Now, 31, she teaches beginner guitar classes; holds online concerts as well as live shows; and teaches budding artists how to start their own creative business from home.

Her teaching passion came from her love for the experience- having played in bands since 18; recorded a full album when in 2011. Her style is considered Indie Folk, playing a mix of covers and originals.

Happy learner :)
"Very pleased with the time I spent with Rachel! She is patient and takes her time when explaining everything! I feel comfortable recommending her services to everyone." -Sarah H.

Patient Teacher
"Rachel is a great teacher . She is patient with people and explains things so anyone can understand and learn. Rachel loves what she does!" -Maria G.

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Experience

Company Owner
Aug 2014 - Present
Rachel OC

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

Facebook.com/TheRachelOC
Twitter.com/RaeO12
Instagram.com/the_rachel_oc
www.theracheloc.com

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.

www.youtube.com/channel/UCXJ3moqt_Fhu3Ym6U7-nT0g
www.soundcloud.com/user-968987006
www.theracheloc.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

Me teaching one of my middle schoolers!

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One of my middle school students!

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Cover of "Pokerface"
Cover of "Land Down Under"
Cover of "Shake it Off" and "Halo"
Photo by Rachel O.
Original Song
Photo by Rachel O.

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Original w/ mandolin
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3 Reviews

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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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