Rachel began her classical musical training at the age of six using a traditional method and later switched to the Suzuki method. She began teaching privately prior to college and throughout her undergraduate studies in the Dayton-Cincinnati area. Since moving to Indianapolis, Rachel has accepted the position on piano faculty at the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy. She also maintains an in-home private studio. Her students have been accepted into collegiate level music programs. Rachel has completed her training in Every Child Can with Sally Gross at the Chicago Suzuki Institute, Suzuki Piano School Book 1 with Marilyn Andersen, and Suzuki Piano School Book 2 with Gail Lange at the Institut Suzuki Montréal. Rachel is a member of the Indiana Piano Teacher Guild and serves on the committee.
Rachel believes it is very important to share the gift of music with students of all ages and all backgrounds.