Rachel is great. Very patient, friendly and knowledgeable. She worked both with me and my daughter and adjusted accordingly. Highly recommend taking voice lessons with her!!
I have been singing in groups my whole life, but never felt like I was good enough to sing a solo. Taking lessons from Rachel has helped me to understand how to actually use my voice correctly. She is encouraging, positive, and so knowledgeable! After studying with her for just a couple months, I even sang my first solo! Rachel has a true gift for teaching.
I loved my time with Rachel as my voice teacher! She is hilarious and kind, but also can always find room for improvement. Her song choices were fun, but she also is open to students picking songs. She specifically helped me with my problem of tightening up on the high notes. She is very accountable - definitely the most reliable voice teacher I've had. I've been taking voice lessons since I was five years old and started taking from Rachel when I was 20 and going to Northwestern University. Graduate students there have the opportunity to teach non-voice major singing lessons. Some of the teachers are clearly not into it, but Rachel approached the job with enthusiasm and compassion for her students. She even helped me find local auditions that she thought would suit my voice and helped me schedule and primp for my head shots. To give you an idea of repertoire, we worked on a good mix of classical and Broadway (and a lot of Broadway classics!). She also arranged a performance opportunity for us - a recital at her local church. I should also note that Rachel's piano skills are certainly up to par. I don't think she has time to perform piano solos, but it was more than enough for our lessons. Of all my voice teachers, Rachel has been my favorite (and I have had five). I would highly recommend her to anyone. You would be lucky to study with her!
I play old-time fiddle (started at 48 with no formal training) and Rachel was a huge help to me when I wanted to explore classical technique. I studied with her for four very positive and productive months. She was quick to pick up on things that I needed to improve and then she worked tirelessly to help me find ways to fix those problems. She didn't hesitate to offer correction when I needed it (I loved that!) but she was also quick to point out improvement. It felt like I could trust her feedback and I felt like she genuinely wanted to help me make progress.
Rachel is an exceptional teacher and a wonderful person. I feel very comfortable working with her. It's been 4 lessons so far and there's already so much I learned about my singing voice. I'm sure I'll uncover my full potential if I keep working with Rachel and keep practicing at home. Thanks so much, to Thumbtack, for connecting us! :)
What a great opportunity. I recently performed publicly for the first time after learning to sing from Rachel. She helped me find the confidence I needed for my solo (and for life). The process of taking lessons is really fun, really motivating, and you can trust Rachel from day one. Somehow she makes it comfortable to be out of your comfort zone. This girl knows what she's doing!
Rachel taught piano to our 3 children 5,7 and 9 for a year and a half. Her ability to work with the different ages, skills and mostly personalities was a true talent. She made piano lessons fun for each kid while always leaving them better after each lesson. The kids really looked forward to her different uses of phone apps, computer programs, and even just the basement stairs to teach them a new concept. She let them choose music they liked and even make up their own music. I highly recommend Rachel.
Rachel has taught both my son and daughter piano lessons. My son also took some voice lessons from her. Her enthusiasm and professionalism are second to none. My kids look forward to lessons now and have improved immensely. I would recommend her without hesitation.
Rachel is a thorough professional and a wonderful, delightful person. She and I are peers in the teaching profession, so I know what it takes to be the kind of mentor that her students will cherish forever.