Rachael teaches Strings and Piano/Keyboard at Sandbach Music.
Rachael is a Welsh born violinist with a passion for exploring music in all its diversity. Achieving a scholarship to study with the internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor Dr Rimma Sushanskaya at Birmingham Conservatoire she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree with honours 2:1 in 2015.
After graduating from the Birmingham Conservatoire, Rachael was invited to the position of Violin Specialist Tutor for the British International School of Kuala Lumpur. Whilst there she was sponsored to complete an International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (IPGCE) obtaining a distinction from the University of Nottingham. On returning to the UK, she holds numerous classroom and string teaching positions with Tameside Music Service, One Education, Sandbach Music as well as her own private tuition – with students from as far as Dubai, Germany and America.
Rachael has been a highly valued member of numerous orchestras where she has toured extensively both in the UK and abroad. Such ensembles include the City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Orchestra and Academy, the Birmingham Festival Orchestra, the Eroica Camerata, the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, the Welsh National Opera Youth, the Welsh Sinfonia and the Selangor Symphony Orchestra. Through her orchestral playing, Rachael has performed under the batons of such eminent conductors as Jac Van Steen, Michael Seal and Ilan Volkov and has played in many prestigious venues including the St David’s Hall, the Birmingham Symphony Hall in the UK and the Brandenburg Dom Cathedral in Germany.
So far in her fledgling career as a violinist, Rachael has had the privilege of being taught by a number of prestigious international musicians including Detlef Hahn, Maciej Rakowski, Theodora Geraets , Lin He and Daniel Rowland. In addition to her concert work, Rachael has also starred as an orchestral player in the British independent film “Hunky Dory” alongside Hollywood actress Minnie Driver and Eos Chater of the famous “Bond “quartet.
Rachael is currently in her second year of her Masters in Music (MMus) at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) with the personal chair in violin Mr Benedict Holland. Within the first year of her course, she was chosen to represent the RNCM in China, Italy and collaborate with local professional Orchestra’s in the North West. She has also had the opportunity to further develop her teaching skills with methods such as Dalcroze Eurthymcs, obtaining a high first class under the pedagogue of Dr Karin Greenhead with the hope to further research these teaching methods.