Rachel Zylstra
Minneapolis, MN
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Rachel Zylstra

Rachel Z.

Minneapolis, MN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching others music education is my passion! Each lesson is tailored to the individual student based on his/her age, skill level, and musical interests with heavy emphasis on game-based learning.

About Rachel Z.

Teaching others music education is my passion! Each lesson is tailored to the individual student based on his/her age, skill level, and musical interests. Students usually begin with a common course book such as Alfred or Faber series including studies in the following areas: Repertoire, Technic, Scales, Chords, Arpeggios, Theory, & Duets.

I took private lessons from age 5 through 18 and four years of college lessons from Dr. Suzanne Torkelson at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. I studied college level courses in piano literature, piano theory, and piano pedagogy and have over 10 years of teaching experience.

I’d love to connect and learn more about the goals your child has for private lessons and see if we would be a good fit!

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Shirzad R.
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Rachel was such a pleasure to work with.
Very knowledgeable and patient. Definitely a great teacher and would recommend her to everyone. It was very easy to work with her. Our girls loved learning from her and always looked forward to class days with her.

Posted Apr 8, 2021
Ashley
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Rachel is an amazing, encouraging, and patient piano teacher. As an adult picking up piano for the first time it was a bit intimidating to me, but she makes it fun and allows you to go at your own pace. You can definitely tell she has a passion for music and it comes across in the way in which she teaches.

Posted Feb 15, 2021
Ethan &.
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Rachel was wonderful with our son! (4 & 7)

Posted Mar 14, 2018
Laurie
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My daughter loves Rachel! She has a great rapport with kids.

Posted Dec 31, 2017

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Experience

Piano Teacher
May 2012 - Present

Zylstra Piano Studio

Creative piano teacher with an emphasis on FUN, game-based learning!

Piano Teacher
Sep 2008 - May 2012

Tower School of Music

Taught and prepared students for MTNA contests and studio studio recitals.

Piano Teacher
Sep 2006 - May 2008

Rachel's Piano Studio

Taught lessons from beginner to intermediate level.

Education

Marketing & Management
Sep 2008 - May 2012

Wartburg College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Creating Reading Rockstars
Nov 2020

Vibrant Music Teaching

1-hour course on helping students be more than just note readers; strategies for creating confident music readers.
Create Confident Piano Parents with Essential Email Sequences
Nov 2020

Vibrant Music Teaching

1-hour course on welcoming and onboarding parents and new students to my studio.
Powerful Planning Strategies for Music Teachers
Aug 2020

Vibrant Music Teaching

1-hour course on how to better plan and organize lessons and my studio.

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