Rachel West

Rachel W.

Colorado Springs, CO
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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.

About Rachel W.

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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7 Reviews
Shannon S.
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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.

Posted Dec 9, 2016
Jonathan G.
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Our daughters really enjoy lessons with Rachel! She is a very qualified teacher and great person. My wife and I highly recommend her

Posted Nov 7, 2016
Jonathan G.
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Our daughters really enjoy lessons with Rachel! She is a very qualified teacher and great person. My wife and I highly recommend her

Posted Nov 7, 2016
Lisa F.
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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.

Posted Nov 6, 2016
Mackenzie O.
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She is great. She took the time with my daughter and explained everything great. Can't wait till the next lesson

Posted Jan 4, 2016
Monique P.
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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!

Posted Nov 6, 2015
Zachary R.
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My child loved his first lesson with Rachel. She made it easy and comfortable for both child and parent.

Posted Aug 14, 2015

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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.


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

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