Rachel Whaley

Rachel W.

Chicago, IL

Lesson Details



Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 7 to 60 and males 10 to 60

Teaching since:
January 2003

From about the age of 5, I can remember always running to my Grandmother's piano whenever we went to visit and being completely in awe of all it could do. At the age of 7, I began studying the viola. Always active in Chorus and Orchestra both in school and outside organizations, my love for music continued to deepen within me. I have been so fortunate over the years to have performed with so many talented musicians, and to have traveled to some wonderful places. My passion for music and for the artistry it demands, has lead me to the path of teaching. I love sharing my knowledge with those eager to learn. I hope to not only build one's joy for music and their musicianship, but to also instill a sense of confidence and pride in the work that they do.

Soprano, Chicago Symphony Chorus
Soprano Section Leader, Trinity Lutheran Chancel Choir Des Plaines, IL
Soprano Section Leader, Temple Beth Israel Skokie, IL
Children's Choir Director, Trinity Lutheran Church Des Plaines, IL

*Please note, starting age for voice lessons is 10 and Opera lessons is 14

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Music Educator
Jan 2003 - Present

Over 10 years in teaching experience
Beginner violin
Classical Voice/Opera
Beginner Piano

I love sharing the joy that music has given me with all that are eager to learn! I enjoy watching my students develop their musical skills and consequently, watch their confidence boost!

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Master's in Vocal Performance
Sep 2008 - May 2011
North Park University
Bachelor of Music Performance
Jan 2003 - May 2005
Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University


Italian, French, German
Professional Proficiency

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Photo by Rachel W.

Photo by Rachel W.

Photo by Rachel W.


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Tracey L Jul 20, 2015
· In studio

My 11 yr. old son takes piano lessons with Ms. Rachel. Her lessons are engaging and productive. He enjoys the learning process and I am so happy to see him progressing so well. One of Rachel's main strengths is her ability to convey a given subject matter in a way that is meaningful, constructive and easily understood. Rachel's unparalleled enthusiasm for life and music shines through in her singing and teaching style. She shows a strong proficiency in many different styles. She's reliable, experienced, professional, and a great person all around.

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