Rachel West

Rachel W.

Murfreesboro, TN

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students use the Alfred's Primer Piano Series this includes the lesson, performance, pop and movie books., and flash cards, Students learn major and minor scales in parallel and contrary motion. We study chord, chord progression, and light improv. Students are guided according to their interested and future goals. Some supplemental books are use for special areas of interest or in virtouso development.
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Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 80

Teaching since:
December 2004

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.

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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.

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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


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A song reflecting a change in friendship.
Photo by Rachel W.

Rachel Piano Instructor


7 Reviews

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Shannon S. Dec 9, 2016
Piano · In home

It was my first lesson and the session was only 30 minutes so it met my expectations. I should have taken an hour because 30 minutes isn't long enough for a first lesson. Rachel is a good instructor so far.

Jonathan G. Nov 7, 2016
Piano · In home

Our daughters really enjoy lessons with Rachel! She is a very qualified teacher and great person. My wife and I highly recommend her

Jonathan G. Nov 7, 2016
Piano · In home

Our daughters really enjoy lessons with Rachel! She is a very qualified teacher and great person. My wife and I highly recommend her

Lisa F. Nov 6, 2016
Piano · Online

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

She is great. She took the time with my daughter and explained everything great. Can't wait till the next lesson

Monique P. Nov 6, 2015
Guitar · In studio

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

My child loved his first lesson with Rachel. She made it easy and comfortable for both child and parent.

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