Rachel started piano at four years old and has been accompanying and performing from an early age. Her accompanying credits include working with numerous choirs and ensembles; performing orchestral repertoire; accompanying student juries and recitals; and playing for high school and summer stock musicals. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Piano from Brigham Young University - Idaho and a Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano from Illinois State University.
Rachel began studying violin at age five through the Suzuki program. She has performed with orchestras and chamber groups since age eleven and toured Europe three times with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Youth Symphony Orchestra; the first two as assistant principal and the last as concertmistress. She received her Master’s degree in Violin Performance from Austin Peay State University. She has also been steadily working on her Suzuki certification and has completed Units 1 and 2.