Information About Rachael - Dundee teacher - (12 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Rachael:
This season, Rachael’s performances included chorus for Beethoven’s Fidelio with the Philharmonia Voices in the Edinburgh International Festival conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles, Alto soloist and chorus for Handel’s Messiah in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival conducted by Stuart Hope, and Chorus for the Glyndebourne Festival premiere production of Ethel Smyth’s The Wrecker’s with a BBC Proms broadcasted performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
Rachael is an alumna of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Edinburgh Napier University and Central Washington University. Recent engagements Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater as soloist and chorus at the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival conducted by Neil Metcalfe, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, the Alto solo in Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Dvorak’s Mass in D Major, Mary in Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity with the Chapter House Singers conducted by Les Shankland, and Chorus in the Guildhall School’s production of Così fan tutte conducted by Dominic Wheeler and directed by Oliver Platt. In the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rachael performed her solo debut concert ‘A Transatlantic Spectacle’ with pianist Jamie Lang.
Rachael has participated in masterclasses with pianist and broadcaster, Iain Burnside, British tenor Alan Oke, and pianist and vocal coach Michael McMahon. She has performed in numerous choral and solo works both in Scotland and America. With Dundee Repertory Theatre, she has taken a number of small roles, particularly in Agatha Christie’s ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ directed by Kenny Miller and Caryl Churchill’s ‘Love and Information’ directed by Gemma Nicol. Rachael’s studies were generously supported by The Cross Trust, The Split Infinitive and The Santander Universities Mobility Scholarship.
Since 2015, I have taught privately, in 1:1, group and choir settings and in a number of schools across London and Edinburgh including the Junior Napier Music School, Merton Music Foundation, Concert Canary Saturday Morning School and Stagecoach Islington. I have maintained a 100% pass rate on all of my student's vocal exams and have successfully prepared students for auditions who have gone on to study at college and undergraduate courses… I have a DipABRSM in Vocal Teaching, and am PVG Certified.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced background check applied as of present day.
Typically in a lesson we will do a physical warm up with stretching; checking posture, identifying areas of body tension, breathing exercises, vocal exercises and gradually apply that to suitable repertoire. The first lesson will be a general assessment for me to understand what the voice needs and how I can tailor my teaching to suit the student. My main focus is to help my students build a firm foundation in their vocal technique, help nurture and develop their understanding of their instrument and how to use it in a healthy way while having fun along the way!
Tutor Resources: (free to download)
Please login or register to download tutor resources.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2019) - Graduate Certificate in Music (Other) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (2016) - DipABRSM in Vocal Teaching (Other) (✔ On File)
- Edinburgh Napier University (2015) - 2:1 BMus Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Inverness College UHI (2011) - A HNC in Acting and Performance (College) (✔ On File)
|Total Amount Of Feedback:||12|
|Total Positive Feedback:|
This is a very serious commitment for me and she has given me an excellent insight into what I need to do even after week two .
I would expect to go for a 5 score as time goes by as I feel sure she will tell me if I am not good enough for the challenge .I feel she would be honest with me
Rachael makes facing new challenges every week fun and interesting and we very highly recommend her as a singing tutor.
We have had several singing tutors but there is not comparison to Rachael high standars.
What a lovely young lady, I am so happy Daniella has met her.
All my best
Would recommend to anyone thinking of