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For a musician, asking "Why music?" is like asking, "Why breathe?" It is part of our identity, our life, and our reason for living! Perhaps the better question is: Why is music important for those who we teach or hope to teach? I believe that music fills a hole in the human experience and can create peace, both personally and socially. Learning to play music together helps students better understand each other on a deeper level and express themselves in a unique way. 

Teaching Resources

Rachel is available to teach and conduct:

  • All-State / All-County Orchestras

  • Solo & Ensemble Festivals

  • Summer Music Festivals

  • Orchestra Clinics 

  • Violin, Viola, and Conducting Lessons

Middle & High School Orchestras  

Video Resource

  • Are you looking for ways to help your students practice the “tricky spots” at home? 

  • Would you like video resources for your students - made by a professional string player - that are free and easy-to-find online?

  • Meet your students where they are - ONLINE! For free. On youtube.

  • Available for your use in the classroom and anywhere there is internet.


Free videos are available to you and your students on youtube! A selection of favorite educational pieces have been chosen in order to help you find and teach some of the best music out there! Videos include slow, medium, and up-to-tempo video recordings to help your student practice effectively at his or her level.


At the end of every year, I create recording projects with my young students. They are unique and creative for each student. I teach them how to use Garageband and then record them using looping and layers of tracks. Their final product is a CD - complete with a jewel case they design - that they can give to friends and family for holiday gifts! 

Purple Tofu - Young Violin Student
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Cripple Creek - Young Violin Student
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Bouree by J.S. Bach - Violin Student
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