Chamber Music (groups of 2-5)
Rachel teaches horn with a pedagogy built on mindfulness, physiology, physics, and over ten years of high-level performing experience. Her teaching mission is to foster a lifelong love for music in her students while teaching them sustainable practices to support that passion.
If you want to be the "cool kid" in band class and be in hot demand with honor ensembles (or even colleges), then horn is your instrument and Rachel is your teacher! Rachel's approach emphasizes rapid growth without sacrificing physical or mental wellness. She believes in the power of music to support your lifestyle with mental stimulation, emotional health, and social connection — as long as it is pursued in healthy doses and with a huge reservoir of passion.
Rachel is a new transplant to Sonoma County, but she's developed a huge appreciation for the local area's food, outdoors, and community. After earning her master's degree from CSU Long Beach studying with her Hollywood music heroes, she moved to Rohnert Park to spend time with family while developing her teaching career both locally and online. She is an avid proponent of anatomical wellness schools like Alexander Technique and Body Mapping, but she also looks to physics and psychology for pedagogical inspiration.
When she's not eyeballs-deep in music, Rachel loves anything to do with food and the outdoors. Her most recent hobbies are backpacking and disc golf, but she also loves ultimate frisbee, cycling, soccer, and picnicking. (Food AND hanging outside? Sign us up!) Last but not least, Rachel enjoys watching Survivor at home with her partner Gabriel and their cat Gyoza.