Rachel Stone

Rachel S.

Arvada, CO
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I base the lessons on what my students want to learn and are interested in. I want my students to have fun while learning to play the piano and learning to read music. I want my students to enjoy learning the piano so I let them chose the songs they want to learn. I have three binders full of popular and well known songs for students to chose from. I also use piano worksheets with young beginners to help them learn the notes on the piano and their finger numbers.

About Rachel S.

Hi there! My name is Rachel and I am a music teacher looking for students in Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, and Westminster. I also teach online lessons. I teach flute all levels, beginning/intermediate clarinet, and beginning/intermediate piano. I have taught private and group lessons on these instruments for seven years. I also received my Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of Redlands in 2005. I have a Professional Colorado Teaching License and I taught elementary general music, band, and choir for nine years.

I teach students of all ages for half hour, 45 minute, and hour lessons. I want my students to enjoy learning their instrument, so I teach them what they want to learn and let them chose songs that they want to play. I believe that music lessons should be fun as well as educational. I create an atmosphere where making mistakes helps you learn so my students are not afraid to make mistakes. I am very enthusiastic about teaching music and I love it when my students master new skills. I have taught beginning students to read music and become accomplished on their instrument. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your musical goals!

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Veronica Wills
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My daughter has been with her for 9 moths, and she loves it. Rachel is a wonderful professional! I would really recommend her.

Posted Jul 18, 2019
Val
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Mrs. Rachel is a wonderful music teacher! My daughter takes clarinet lessons with her and I can tell how fast she learned in a short period of time. She is knowledgeable, fun and very flexible with our busy schedule.

Posted Jan 1, 2018
Guin
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My son began piano lessons with Rachel nearly two years ago and we have been very happy working with her. He has progressed steadily and is continually challenged to improve. She selects musical pieces that fit his personal interests as well as more traditional pieces with increasing complexity. We hope to continue learning with her for many more years to come.

Posted Dec 28, 2017
Kathy
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My 9-yo daughter has had Rachel as a piano teacher for the past 1.5 years. Rachel has always been professional, punctual, and an excellent communicator when it comes to things like rescheduling lessons. My daughter has advanced in piano quite a bit—I attribute much of that to the music Rachel offers. My daughter has played the themes from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars (music she knows and is excited to learn!) along with more classical pieces (e.g., Bach). We are very happy with Rachel!

Posted Dec 13, 2017

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Experience

Private Flute/Clarinet/Piano Teacher
Jun 2016 - Present

Self-Employed

I teach private flute/clarinet/piano lessons

Substitute Teacher
Nov 2016 - Oct 2017

Boulder Valley School District

I was a substitute for music, special education, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade

Music Teacher
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014

The Bixby School (a private school)

I taught elementary general music, including some mixed grade classes. I also taught instrumental ensemble electives to 4th and 5th graders and taught private piano lessons at the school. I was also the music director for the 5th grade student written play.

Music Teacher
Nov 2012 - Jun 2013

Aspen Crossing Elementary School in the Cherry Creek School District

I taught K-5th grade general music as well as a K-2nd grade music club before school and a 3rd-5th grade choir before school.

Music Teacher
Sep 2011 - May 2012

Alsup Elementary School in the Adams 14 School District

I taught K-5th grade general music

Private Flute/Clarinet Teacher
Mar 2004 - Sep 2011

Self-Employed

I taught private flute and clarinet lessons

General Music and Band Teacher
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School

I taught Preschool-4th grade general music and a 4th-6th grade band.

Music Teacher
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Woodcrest Elementary School (a private school)

I taught K-5th grade general music, including a 2nd-5th grade gifted class and a K-5th grade choir.

Lead After School Piano Teacher
Sep 2009 - Mar 2011

Musical Minds After School Piano Program

I taught after school piano and music theory classes to K-5th grade students at multiple elementary schools.

Vocal Music and Band Teacher
Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

Redondo Beach Unified School District

I taught K-5th grade vocal music at my home school and 5th/6th grade beginning/intermediate band at multiple elementary schools.

Music Teacher
Sep 2005 - Jun 2006

Torrrance Unified School District

I taught 4th and 5th grade general music at nine elementary schools in the district.

General Music and Instrumental Music Teacher
Sep 2005 - Jun 2006

The Santa Monica Academy of Music

I was an independent contractor through the Santa Monica Academy of Music and I taught 4th and 5th grade general music at two elementary schools in the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District. I also taught 2nd grade recorder and 3rd-5th grade beginning, intermediate, and advanced flute classes at Canyon Charter Elementary.

Music Teacher
Sep 2005 - Jun 2006

Temple Beth Hillel Day School

I taught K-5th grade general music, including mixed grade classes.

Education

Bachelors of Music in Music Education and my California K-12 Music Teaching Credential
Sep 2001 - May 2005

University of Redlands

High School Diploma
Sep 1997 - May 2001

Milken Community High School

Certifications

Colorado Professional Teaching License Muisc K-12
Oct 2011

State of Colorado

I received my Colorado Professional Teaching License for Music K-12 in 2011 and renewed it in 2017.
Orff Schulwerk Level II
Jul 2007

Chapman University

Orff Schulwerk is a method of teaching elementary general music that involves singing, recorder, body percussion, and barred instruments (xylophones, etc.)
Orff Schulwerk Level I
Jul 2006

University of California, Los Angeles

Orff Schulwerk is a method of teaching elementary general music that involves singing, recorder, body percussion, and barred instruments (xylophones, etc.).

Awards

Dean's List
May 2005

Milken Community High School and the University of Redlands

Annelle Chandler McAdams Award for Performance and Grades
Jun 2003

Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women

Affiliations

Phi Kappa Lambda
Jun 2004
The purpose of this Society is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, which offer music degree programs in one or more fields. The primary objective of the Society is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.
Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Apr 2002
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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