- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
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.
Rachel was patient and had a great sense of humor! It immediately put me at ease. Would definitely recommend!
Rachel was very kind and helpful. I just started learning, and she was patient with me despite this. Would highly recommend for a beginner.
Rachel is patient and kind. Great tutor!
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.
Rachel is a conscientious teacher who is patient and considerate of her students. I highly recommend her.
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!
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!
Rachel is very experienced and can explain difficult concepts in a way that makes them easy to understand.
Very understanding and helpful. Highly recommended!