Rachel Roessel

Rachel R.

Scottsville, NY

Lesson Details



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

Teaching since:
February 2010

Hello everybody! I have a BA in Music and have been a freelance performer for many years. My teachers have held the highest degrees in their field and some are professional performers. I've played in many different types of groups including: marching bands, concert bands, orchestras, chamber groups, and pit orchestras for theatrical performances. While my primary instrument is clarinet, I can double on any woodwind that doesn't have a double reed on it. My teaching specialty is single reeds (clarinets and saxes), but I'll gladly take on flute players and double reed players. Not only is doubling fun and helps you get more work, it can help you pinpoint strengths and weaknesses with your primary instrument. It can also tell you whether or not your primary instrument will stay the same or will change over time (there's nothing wrong with either option!).

Please bring your own instrument to your lesson (surprisingly, I've found that this isn't self-explanatory). I don't have any to loan out at this time. If you need help picking out an instrument (and perhaps a mouthpiece), please contact me and I'd more than happy to help. Also, please bring reeds, any music that you have, a tuner, and a metronome. If you can't bring a tuner or metronome to your lessons, I will have mine, but please purchase them as soon as possible (or download an app as many are available), so you can practice with them. Solid rhythm and intonation are key, especially for the beginning student; they help to build a great foundation in which to expand your playing.

I'm not traveling at this time as I don't have access to a reliable vehicle, but I'm hoping that this changes fairly soon.

I hope that I can be your guide into this wonderful world! :)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Teacher's instrument, music stand, metronome/tuner, reed adjustment equipment, minor repair equipment, instrument stands, music

*** Travel Equipment ***
Teacher's instrument, music stand, metronome/tuner, reed adjustment equipment, minor repair equipment, instrument stands, music

*** Specialties ***
Instrument: Clarinet family (includes Eb, Bb/A, Alto, and Bass)
Music: Classical, Theater

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Woodwind Instructor
Apr 2014 - Present
Toth Music Studio


Clarinet Performance (Continuing Education)
Sep 2010 - May 2017
Eastman School of Music
BA Music
Sep 2003 - May 2005
SUNY Oswego
BS Accounting
Sep 1998 - Aug 2003
SUNY Geneseo


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Adagio from the Mozart Clarinet Concerto performed with the Brockport Symphony Orchestra

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Maureen Dec 7, 2017
Clarinet · In studio

Rachel is an excellent clarinet player and teacher. Her playing and teaching skills are top notch. She would be great for anyone interested in learning and improving their playing.

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