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Rachel Friedman

Conductor, Violinist, and Teacher

Dr. Rachel Friedman has spent her life in music as a violinist, conductor, and teacher. Raised in a musical home, she began violin and piano at a young age and started conducting orchestras in high school. Her love of playing in orchestras and teaching life lessons through music led her to study conducting, violin performance, and music education - culminating in her doctorate in May 2017.

An avid adventurer, Rachel enjoys travelling and has performed, learned, and taught at many beautiful summer festivals around the world.

Rachel playing violin in a string quartet at the University of Tennessee School of Music
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& Piano Lessons -
At Home or Online!



Enjoy upbeat lessons with an award-winning, professional musician in the convenience of your own home or ONLINE! Learn music that YOU love in lessons tailored to YOUR musical interests and goals. 


Rachel holds a PhD in Music Education and has played professionally in the Knoxville Symphony, Missouri Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, and the Valdosta Symphony. ONLINE LESSONS are her specialty; she has been teaching highly-optimized virtual lessons for 6 years and can show you how to get set up for your one-on-one, live music lessons over the internet!


Having taught over 1,200 students in lessons and youth orchestras in the past decade, students love Rachel' positive and energetic lessons full of insights from years of performing!

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