Rachel has been teaching piano since 1992 and singing since 1995. She studied to be a classroom music teacher at Melbourne University where she gained a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), training in Kodaly (Level 1) and majored in both piano and voice. Here Rachel also had the opportunity to perform as solo vocalist with the Gryphon Big Band and the University of Melbourne Big Band.
After several years teaching music in the classroom (including choir and musical work) Rachel pursued teaching piano and voice privately. She has worked with various educational institutions as a piano and singing teacher, plus many years volunteering in church worship teams as vocal/choir trainer, worship leader and band member. Other performances include weddings and restaurants.
Rachel now devotes her time to teaching and helping others learn, grow and achieve their goals. Since using the Speech Level Singing method and now the IVA technique Rachel has seen many singing voices develop with greater and more solid results. Likewise she has found teaching the various aspects of learning piano, such as how the gradual development of the understanding of music theory and strong technique come alive when applied to performance, extremely rewarding.