Hello! My name is Rachel. I am a singer, songwriter, vocal and beginning piano coach, and all around performer. I have been singing since before I could talk. I have been in many musicals and plays and have also played a lead role multiple times. I have been in voice lessons since my freshman year of high school and I have been in advanced ensembles since the same time as well. I am a soprano with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from CSULA. I have been teaching beginning piano and voice since January 2017. Before Covid hit, I used to work at the YMCA KidZone in Fullerton and I was in an R&B/Funk band as a backup singer and occasional soloist. I am currently working on my Masters in Commercial Music, also from CSULA. I sing and teach all styles, including but not limited to pop, rock, jazz, R&B, musical theater, classical singing, and opera. About me as a teacher, the owner of San Marino Music Center, John Axume, says, “Rachel takes the time to develop individualized lesson plans to maximize each student’s unique potential and strengthen each student’s unique weakness”. One of the first things I'll ask you is "What kind of music do you like?" which will help us choose your first song (or two) and "What are your goals in music?" which will help us stay focused on what you want to accomplish when it comes to your learning. I emphasize healthy technique and I can offer you musicianship skills to help you in your journey with music as well! Lastly, as a songwriter, I have helped a few of my students to write and finish their own songs! I am more than happy to teach you about how music works and how music can work for you! I am friendly and patient, so if you have any questions, please let me know! I hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Rachel Schlenz Ruiz
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2017
BM - Music Education
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Very attentive and dedicated teacher!
Rachel is such a sweet gem ❤ her vocal techniques helped me alot to become a successful singer! I'd highly recommend!!