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Rachel S.
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I've been teaching piano for over 8 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read music and play simple songs and as time goes on you'll be able to play songs in any genre and style that you so choose. I specialize in classical piano and accompanying (especially musical theatre), typically using the Piano Adventures books, but depending on the age and level the repertoire will be adjusted! I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
About Rachel S.

Hi! My name is Rachel, and I have been teaching lessons professionally for over 10 years now. My primary instruments are voice and piano, and I also teach music theory/ear training/musicianship skills. I earned my degree in vocal performance from James Madison University, where I taught lessons to non-music majors as well as tutored general music for the student population. I also hold a masters degree in voice performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory. I would describe my teaching style as fun and relaxed, with a strong emphasis on healthy technique. I believe that all students should have a strong technical foundation, and that begins on day one. Genres I teach include classical, musical theatre, pop, and accompanying skills for pianists. I can also help with audition prep on both instruments. I look forward to meeting with you!

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2007

Education

Master of Music, Vocal Performance/Pedagogy

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Teaches ages 4+

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Speaks English

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Rachel S.
Teaches Online
I've been teaching piano for over 8 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read music and play simple songs and as time goes on you'll be able to play songs in any genre and style that you so choose. I specialize in classical piano and accompanying (especially musical theatre), typically using the Piano Adventures books, but depending on the age and level the repertoire will be adjusted! I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
About Rachel S.

Hi! My name is Rachel, and I have been teaching lessons professionally for over 10 years now. My primary instruments are voice and piano, and I also teach music theory/ear training/musicianship skills. I earned my degree in vocal performance from James Madison University, where I taught lessons to non-music majors as well as tutored general music for the student population. I also hold a masters degree in voice performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory. I would describe my teaching style as fun and relaxed, with a strong emphasis on healthy technique. I believe that all students should have a strong technical foundation, and that begins on day one. Genres I teach include classical, musical theatre, pop, and accompanying skills for pianists. I can also help with audition prep on both instruments. I look forward to meeting with you!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2007

Education

Master of Music, Vocal Performance/Pedagogy

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 4+

Speaks

Speaks English

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She really finds the best way to teach each student, I love her! She is the best

Posted Oct 30, 2020
Teacher's Studio

My five year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Rachel for almost 9 months now and she has been progressing very well. Rachel is patient, encouraging, and enthusiastic. She really loves music and it’s obvious that she enjoys her job. Very highly recommended!

Posted May 13, 2020
Online

I’ve been taking lessons with Rachel for about a year and I’m very happy. She’s helped me make a lot of progress with my singing. She is friendly and fun to work with. I definitely recommend working with her.

Posted May 12, 2020
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