"Rachel is a singer & multi-instrumentalist, originally from Fort Washington. She has been teaching music privately in Montgomery County for the last twenty years in voice, piano, beginner's guitar, bass guitar, flute, ukulele. She also has been performing in the tri-state area in cover bands, pit orchestras, choirs, wedding bands, and smaller ensembles professionally for the last 25 years. Although Rachel loves teaching classically in music theory & the technical aspects of music, her teaching style is relaxed and focused on the love & enjoyment of playing & creating music. Her strengths also include versatility with instruments, ear training, & vocal harmonizing. One of Rachel's missions is to help beginners develop enough skill early on to play simple tunes, which helps the student stay interested, gain momentum, and gradually progress comfortably into higher skill levels. Rachel's personality is high-energy, friendly, outgoing, and kind. She is especially supportive of beginners of all ages who want to try pursuing their dreams of learning how to sing & play instruments in front of an audience or privately. She is passionate about encouraging students to be confident in themselves and to have fun with music."