Rachel Padworski

Rachel P.

Aurora, CO

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Online or In-Person. I've been teaching private music lessons for 13 years and my students have gone on to study or enjoy music, get accepted to honor bands, and/or gone to college to study music. Within the first few lessons, we'll start at your experience level and get to know each other. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
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Rachel teaches



Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:
March 2003

A musician, business owner, and teacher. I have been teaching private lessons since 2003. I have performed on the flute, my main instrument, since 1995 in numerous ensembles and featured as a soloist in PA and CO including the Arapahoe Philharmonic and Colorado Flute Choir. As a Soprano, I have sung in several ensembles at Vail Valley Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. I have taught general classroom music, band, orchestra, and guitar ensembles in Douglas County School District, Aspen Academy, and Cherry Creek School District. I am also owner and teacher at Mile High Academy of Music LLC, which has been in business since 2013 offering private music lessons to students ages 4 and older.

During lessons, I teach to your style using games, movement, theory, ear training, song writing, improvisation, and/or practice motivation. I provide the students with a patient, fun, and inspiring learning environment.

Happy to teach online via TakeLessons Classrooms, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or Facebook Messenger.

I'm excited to work with you on your goals and dreams!!

"Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play." Henri Matisse

"Where words leave off, music begins" Heinrich Heine

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Owner and Instructor
Jan 2013 - Present
Private School

I am the owner and teacher at Mile High Academy of Music LLC where I provide private music lessons in piano, flute, and guitar.

Music Teacher
Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
Douglas County School District

I taught general classroom music to students in grades K-3 in the South Campus of Pine Lane Elementary School. I resigned to be a stay at home mom!

Private Lessons Instructor
Aug 2012 - Jul 2013
Aspen Academy

I taught private music lessons to students on piano, violin, guitar, voice, and drums. They hired an outside company to provide these lessons, so my position was no longer necessary.

Orchestra, Band, and Guitar Ensemble Director
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Spring Board in Douglas County SD

I directed orchestra, band, and guitar ensembles in several schools in Douglas County School District.

Music Teacher
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
Cherry Creek SD

I taught general classroom music to 2nd and 3rd graders. This was a one year temporary position.


Orff-Schulwerk Level II
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
University of Northern Colorado
Orff-Schulwerk Level I
Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
Villanova University
BA in Music with concentrations in Education and Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2009
Eastern University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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4 Reviews

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Panoula Apr 8, 2016
Piano · In home

Rachel is very sweet, patient and a great teacher. My daughter loves taking lessons from Rachel and is learning so much.

StephanieH Jan 17, 2011

Rachel has taught my daughter so much and is great with here. My daughter says that she has learned more with Rachel in her few lessons than she learned at the recreation center after 8 sessions. We are thrilled with her progress.

DeeC Dec 3, 2010

Guitar Lessons

Chase and I love working with Rachel. She's helped us learn quickly. I think she's a great instructor to have in your organization.

MalinkaM Sep 15, 2010

I have no further comments other than she knows what she is doing and my daughter loves her

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