Rachel Westfall

Rachel W.

Richmond, VA
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About

Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2006

I have been playing the piano and the trombone since childhood. Growing up in a musical family, music has always played a big part in my life. I was active in school bands in addition to taking private lessons throughout grade school. In high school I was a member of Tri-M (a musical honor society), qualified for district band through audition, and was ranked in the top 10% of trombone players in the state of Virginia. Throughout my education I developed a working knowledge of brass instruments, music theory, a variety of playing styles, and much more.

After high school, I pursued and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, while continuing my musical career, playing in bands offered by the school as well as in the Richmond area. I am currently active with the ACCA Temple Shiners in their German band, The Sauerkrauts, 100% of whose proceeds go to benefit children in Shriner-owned hospitals.

I have been giving private lessons since 2006, and have a deep passion for musical education. I feel learning to play an instrument enriches life in a way few other things can.

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Education

Bachelors of Science
Aug 2009 - Dec 2013
Virginia Commonwealth University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Featured Teacher
Jan 2018
In Home Music Teachers
Featured Teacher
Jan 2017
In Home Music Teachers
Featured Teacher
Jan 2016
In Home Music Teachers

9 Reviews

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Robin Sep 5, 2018
Piano · In studio

Rachel was patient and had a great sense of humor! It immediately put me at ease. Would definitely recommend!

Malcolm Aug 31, 2018
Piano · In studio

Rachel was very kind and helpful. I just started learning, and she was patient with me despite this. Would highly recommend for a beginner.

Mark Aug 31, 2018
Piano · In home

Rachel is patient and kind. Great tutor!

Peter Aug 30, 2018
Piano · In home

Rachel is an outstanding musician and an even better teacher. I would highly recommend her. She’s very patient, easy to take instruction from ,provides positive feedback and constructive criticism. Best ever.

Elvia Aug 30, 2018
Piano · In home

Rachel is a conscientious teacher who is patient and considerate of her students. I highly recommend her.

Jared Aug 30, 2018
Piano · In home

Rachel is a professional, talented and skilled music instructor. She has the ability to communicate music theory and performance. I would most definitely recommend Rachel to anyone seeking to learn an instrument!

Carley Aug 30, 2018
Piano · In home

Rachel is amazing! She’s smart, kind and extremely talented, both in her ability to play and teach! Do yourself a favor and contact her today!

Lehi Aug 30, 2018
Piano · Online

Rachel is very experienced and can explain difficult concepts in a way that makes them easy to understand.

Brandon Aug 30, 2018
Piano · In home

Very understanding and helpful. Highly recommended!

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