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Rachel L In HomeHome
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Country, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova

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Rachel L In Home
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Country, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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ABOUT
Degrees / Training / Special Info:

I completed a BA in Public Relations from Harding University in Searcy Arkansas.

I sang with the A Capella Choir and took voice and piano lessons there.

I completed two years of music classes at Collin County Community College which included choir, playing piano and singing in jazz band and guitar lessons

I continue to take private jazz piano lessons

Awards:

I have sang and played piano with various church praise teams

I formed a duo with another pianist and we perform jazz music at various events and  festivals around North Texas

I have participated in events of The Dallas Jazz Piano Society, Jazz Becuzz and the Balcony Club

Overview:

My Grandmother inspired me to play piano. My church taught me to sing. In high school I was involved in band and choir and was selected to tour Europe with a college group. To this day I work with foreign exchange students. In college I continued my musical studies although I majored in Public Relations. This allowed me me to take classes such as oral interpretation and work in radio/TV which enhanced my performing skills. I was a producer of a music video show before MTV. After a career as a newspaper photographer I returned to my musical studies and completed two years at Collin County Community College. I continue to take private jazz piano lessons.

EXPERIENCE

After completing my BA in public relations I was awarded a teaching assistantship at the University of Arkansas to teach the basic speech requirement. I became pregnant and did not complete my MA but began teaching private piano lessons part time while raising my children. As the needs of my family changed I began working with children in other ways such as coaching ball teams. For 10 years I served on my city’s Parks Board and have worked as a local coordinator for foreign exchange students. I have worked with over 50 students from at least 10 different countries. I am dedicated to the education and personal development of young people.

METHODS USED

As a teacher my goal is not to simply teach a student how to play or sing a certain song. My goal is to teach my students how to use the discipline of music to help them to develop their character. To that end I emphasize learning music fundamentals well and being able to put them into practice playing or singing in public at every opportunity. I also believe that playing with other musicians helps students to solidify their skills so I encourage them to play in an ensemble at every opportunity. I frequently play certain songs with my students and sometimes make recordings for them to play along with to help ensure that they are practicing the correct notes and rhythms. I take into account my students preferences and use them to ensure there are no gaps in their musical education.

LESSON STYLE

I like to make sure that my students are actually learning the exercises rather than just going through the motions. If I find them making mistakes I stop them and ask them to explain to me what they are supposed to be doing. This helps me pinpoint whether they need further teaching or just more practice. I am very careful to try to catch and correct bad habits early before they become ingrained. I spend a lot of class time teaching students how to practice correctly so that when they are practicing alone they will know what to do to make their time productive. I love seeing the pride and self confidence that a student develops from mastering a particularly difficult exercise. I love being able to encourage them and see them through the tough times and be able to celebrate those victories with them.

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Diana Scotr

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Mrs. Rachel is a wonderful teacher. My daughter really enjoys her!

Review posted on Oct 20, 2017
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