MY BACKGROUND

Education and Experience

2014-Present

TEACHER, RACHEL'S MUSIC LESSONS

I teach voice and piano out of my home and occasionally in the homes of my students. Students’ ages range from 5 to 50+. I prepare students for exams, performances, and auditions. Each lesson is designed to fit each student’s abilities and needs.

August 2019 - Present

VOICE/PIANO/FLUTE TEACHER, SOLFEO MUSIC ACADEMY, AIRDRIE AB

I teach voice, piano and flute to students of various ages.

Graduated June 2019

MASTER OF MUSIC IN VOCAL PERFORMANCE AND LITERATURE, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO, LONDON ON

In this graduate degree, I performed in opera productions, worked in small ensembles, organized and performed solo recitals, researched and wrote on classical music, and studied languages used in opera (French, Italian, and German). I also worked backstage on opera productions as stage manager, dance captain, spotlight operator, and other tasks. My voice teacher for this degree was Jackie Short. My coach was Paul Digout.

September 2016 - June 2017

VOICE/PIANO TEACHER, CAESAR'S SCHOOL OF MUSIC, EDMONTON AB

I taught voice and piano to students ages 4-50+. I prepared students for exams with the Royal Conservatory of Music, the local Kiwanis Music Festival, and for the school’s year end performance. I taught one-on-one lessons to roughly two dozen students, and taught students how to read music and music theory. I organized and created my own curriculum for each student.

Graduated June 2016

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN VOCAL PERFORMANCE WITH DISTINCTION, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, EDMONTON AB

As a part of this degree, I took classes in vocal pedagogy, conducting, music history, music theory, sociology, music therapy, and German. I was part of the Madrigal Singers and was their president during our tour to Greece. My voice teacher for this degree was John Tessier. My coach was Shannon Hiebert.