Rachel Elisabeth

Rachel E.

Elkridge, MD
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I'm now offering beginner to intermediate guitar lessons. 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. You can play a song or two; or can keep up with a song.

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; play 2 songs; or just relax and have fun - your personalized lessons will help you achieve that goal.

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.

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 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
- well known songs appropriate for each lesson

After each lesson, I email the student (and parent) a review of the lesson with notes, links, homework, etc. 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.

You'll also receive access to a private, supportive FaceBook community of other guitar students. You'll also have opportunities to participate in recitals, jam sessions, workshops and even more student events!

NEW students get one FREE lesson w/ initial lessons purchase. If you need help getting equipment, I can definitely help. Please contact me if you need more information. Thank you!
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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 still love to record and working on finishing an album.

I still teach guitar and I’m blessed to be playing in the worship band at The Cause Church in Elkridge, MD. 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

Summer 2016

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Original Song
Cover of Johnny Cash's song "Ain't No Grave"
Winter 2017

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Photo by Rachel E.

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One of my students!

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Cover of "Pokerface"
Cover of "Land Down Under"
Cover of "Shake it Off" and "Halo"
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5 Reviews

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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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