Rachel Sandler

Rachel S.

Hanover, MD

About Rachel S.

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Rachel teaches: Ages 4 and up
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Teaching since: 2007
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Overview

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 am currently getting my masters in voice and pedagogy (teaching) 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!

Photos and Videos

Playing the first movement of the Beethoven "Pathetique".

Experience

Music Director
Jan 2017 - Present
Marshall High School

I am the vocal and instrumental director/conductor for the musical "Cry Baby" at Marshall High School. I oversee rehearsals and all musical elements of the show.

Music Teacher
May 2015 - Present
Mikes Music

I teach voice, piano, and music theory lessons to students of all ages.

Music Director
May 2015 - Aug 2015
Red Branch Theatre

I served as the vocal director and rehearsal accompanist for a production of "Avenue Q" with a professional theatre company.

General Music Tutor for Student Athletics
Sep 2014 - May 2015
James Madison University

I tutored JMU's student athletes for a general music class that covered subjects such as music history, basic music theory, and music in modern culture.

Music Theory Tutor
Sep 2013 - May 2015
James Madison University

I tutored college level music theory to music majors, covering subjects such as ear training, counterpoint, and basic theory skills.

Musical Theatre Accompanist and Coach
Jan 2012 - May 2015
James Madison University

I worked as a rehearsal pianist, personal coach, and performance pianist for the musical theatre majors at James Madison University.

Education

Master of music, Vocal Performance/Pedagogy
Aug 2016 - Present
Peabody Conservatory
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015
James Madison University

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Apr 2012

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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Audrey Mar 15, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Rachel is very knowledgeable and patient. She is able to convey techniques that are easy to remember and put into practice right away. Rachel is one of the best teachers I have taken lessons from and I am an older student. I highly recommend her.
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Savannah Feb 1, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · Online
This was our first experience with voice lessons. Rachel surpassed my expectations!
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Victoria Jan 27, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · Online
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Steven Frato Oct 19, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Great teacher, very flexible and works at your pace.
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Lenny Sep 4, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Rachel really knows how to tailor her teaching to your level. She will accommodate her lessons to whatever goal you're seeking. Her explanations are straightforward and easy to understand.
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Catherine A. Aug 28, 2016
Verified Student · Vocal Training · In home
Excellent teacher.
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Mrs. Rachel S. Aug 17, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Ms. Rachel Sandler is an Exceptional Teacher and knows exactly the needs of my wife (Ms. Rachel J. Saunders and I (Dr. Lewis O. Saunders, PHD) were students of Ms. Sandler for three sessions and what we learned about music was absolutely great! .

When we were assigned to Ms. Sandler we could not read music now we can not only read music but we can determine the pitch etc.. Ms. Sandler only had us for only three sessions because the pervious two sessions were conducted by Alex who had much to be desired along with the practice of being honest.

We will certainly request more sessions with Ms. Sandler because she is an excellent teacher.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Rachel J. Saunders and Dr. Lewis O. Saunders, PHD
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Traci Jul 16, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Alexa loved her first lesson! She can't wait for the second!
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Emily B. Jun 20, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
So far so good
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CHRISTOPHER Jun 1, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
The time in our lessons just flies by!
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