Rachel West

Rachel W.

Murfreesboro, TN

About Rachel W.

Rachel teaches: Ages 5 to 80
Teaching since: December 2004
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Hi! My name is Rachel and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2004 and have loved helping my students with preparation for auditions, competitions, college, and personal musical skill development. I went to Williamson College and earned a degree in Worship, Imagination and The Arts, in 2013. I enjoy working with students of all ages and helping them reach their personal and professional goals. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

*** Lesson Details ***
Rachel see 20-30 students on a weekly basis. The lesson is schedule a set session once a week that will be 30 min or 1 hour. Once the time spot is set students are expected to come to that time on a weekly basis. Students need the accountability of their teacher on a weekly basis to keep them progressing forward. Each student can expect progress depending on their level of commitment to lessons and at home practicing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate room outside the house, 88 - weighted keyboard, music stand, stereo, computer, and chairs in the waiting area. Parking in street I front of house.

*** Specialties ***
Piano- most genres.

Piano Students work from the Alfred Method Primer piano books or Faber. We learn scales, chords, and chord progressions. Students learn music theory and how to read music.

Photos and Videos

A song reflecting a change in friendship.

Experience

Guitar, Piano and Vocal Instructor

Dec 2004 - Present
Self employed

Rachel has taught piano and voice for the past 10 years. She added guitar to the list of instruments in 2011. She enjoys teaching all ages. Twice a year she offers a recital and or competition to her students were they enjoy show casing their talents as well as refreshing snacks and fellowship with other students.

Education

Worship, Imagination and The Arts

Jan 2011 - May 2013
Williamson College

Music Education and Recording Industry

Dec 2004 - Dec 2011
Middle Tennessee State University

Business Management

Sep 2000 - May 2001
Dakota State University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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6 Reviews on Rachel W.

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Jonathan G. Nov 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Our daughters really enjoy lessons with Rachel! She is a very qualified teacher and great person. My wife and I highly recommend her
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Jonathan G. Nov 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Our daughters really enjoy lessons with Rachel! She is a very qualified teacher and great person. My wife and I highly recommend her
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Lisa F. Nov 6, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Rachel seems very nice. However, I wish she had updated her schedule on the takelessons.com website to clarify the numerous dates that she is unavailable. We chose a start date, but then she emailed me to say that she could not teach for the next two weeks due to a conflict with her realtor position. We had even exchanged emails prior to my signing up, and that would have been an ideal time for her to have clarified her being completely unavailable for the next two weeks. To be honest, I got the impression that teaching music is just a side job for Rachel rather than her true passion.
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Mackenzie O. Jan 4, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
She is great. She took the time with my daughter and explained everything great. Can't wait till the next lesson
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Monique P. Nov 6, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Rachel is my second instructor, after not feeling great about the first one I was hesitant. She is very knowledgeable and makes you feel great about any accomplishment or efforts you've made between lessons. amd of course she's very fun and positive!
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Zachary R. Aug 14, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My child loved his first lesson with Rachel. She made it easy and comfortable for both child and parent.
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