Rachel Sandler

Rachel S.

Elkridge, MD

About Rachel S.

Background check: Last verified 11/10/2015
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Rachel teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2007
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Hi! My name is Rachel, and I have been teaching lessons professionally for over 8 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 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
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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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26 Reviews on Rachel S.

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Lenny Sep 4, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
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
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
Excellent teacher.
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Mrs. Rachel S. Aug 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
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
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Alexa loved her first lesson! She can't wait for the second!
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Emily B. Jun 20, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
So far so good
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CHRISTOPHER Jun 1, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
The time in our lessons just flies by!
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Nicole G. May 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Rachel teaches both of our girls (ages 10 & 7) piano and our oldest also takes voice lessons. Our girls are very different; and yet she is patient and engaging, knowledgeable and creative in different ways with both of them. The lessons seem to fly by because they are so engaged and have a lot of fun. She has provided a wealth of resources and guidance. We highly recommend taking lessons with Rachel.
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Namir A. May 13, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We had a great first class. Looking forward to more!
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Katie P. May 10, 2016
Singing · In studio
Rachel is a fantastic teacher and an amazing musician.
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Cameron C. Apr 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She's awesome!
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