Rachel received a M.M. in Cello Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory. She also received an additional year of training under Soloist Julian Schwarz in solo, chamber, and orchestral studies.

Performance and Teaching Experience

Rachel was Principal Cellist of the Tyson’s McLean Orchestra, Section cellist in Roanoke Symphony, additionally plays frequently with Alexandria Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, and Annapolis Symphony. In May, 2018 performed the local premiere of film composer Sharon Farber’s cello concerto, ‘Bestemming’ will be featured as soloist with Tyson’s McLean Orchestra in Spring 2019, and will be performing chamber and solo concerts this fall with members of the University of Maryland faculty in Fairfax, VA.

Rachel was teaching assistant for Julian Schwarz at Shenandoah Conservatory, working with undergraduate cello students. She has been teaching beginner to college level students for the past eight years.

At Levine

Rachel began teaching cello at Levine in Fall 2017.

“I set high expectations and demand a lot from my students when it comes to the amount of daily work they will need to put into learning their instrument. However I also expect my students to equally demand as much from me as their teacher. Every student learns differently, and it is my responsibility to observe and apply whatever methodology will work best for them.”