Born in the South West of England, Rachel started the violin aged 4. She went onto study Music at the University of Chichester where she gained First Class honours in Violin performance. After moving to London in 2012 Rachel took up her Masters degree in Music Performance Science at the Royal College of Music graduating in 2014 with a Distinction. It was during her Masters that Rachel’s interest in Music education research grew, writing her thesis on the importance of informative music education for young people, in which she used her own residential summer music course as her case study.
Since graduating from her Masters, Rachel has built up a varied portfolio of teaching, performing, research and outreach projects. As well as her private teaching, Rachel teachers in a few schools in and around London and maintains her own playing career, performing in numerous ensembles including London Arts Orchestra and Women of the World orchestra. Rachel also works on several residential courses throughout the year and runs her own course in Dorset during the summer.