Rachael is a recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music with majors in Music Education and Musical Arts with a minor in Psychology and an Arts Leadership Certificate. She brings experience teaching kindergarten – 8th grade music in Rochester, 6th – 8th grade general music and choir at Burger Middle School, and 2 – 3 year olds as part of the Eastman Community School Early Childhood Music Program.

What do you love most about your job?
I love the range of ages I get to teach and I’m looking forward to watching students grow as musicians. I also love playing instruments with students, singing, and dancing.

Why/how did you decide to go into this line of work?
I have been performing and actively involved in music since age 3 when I joined my first choir. As I got older, I realized one of the reasons I loved music so much was because I had fabulous music teachers. Music is my passion and I love sharing it with others.

What’s the best part about working at Allendale Columbia?
I love the team I get to work with. The music/drama department teachers are absolutely fabulous. They inspire me to be a better teacher and are incredibly supportive. Everyone at AC seems to love what they do; I couldn’t ask for a better school.