Mezzo Soprano


Rachel is an experienced music educator and vocal coach. Her current music directing posts include:

*Choir Director for City Academy Chamber Choir - an adult chamber choir, which rehearses in Shaftesbury Avenue.

*Music Director at Christ Church Highbury - her role includes leading music worship ever Sunday morning and monthly Jazz Vespers evening service, conducting and arranging for Christ Church Jazz Choir and a professional jazz piano trio.

*Youth Director for Highbury Opera Theatre - her role includes music facilitation work in Islington schools and co-ordinating and musically directing the youth chorus (9-18yr olds) for HighburyOperaTheatre's productions at the Union Chapel.

*Choir Director for Guildhall Young Artists Islington Music Hub programme - music provision for children aged 7-11yrs old.


She has conducted choirs in iconic venues around the UK, from the UK amateur international choir competition at the Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall to match fixture entertainment in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup at Langtree Park Stadium. Previous music directing positions include Choir and Musicianship Coach with HMDT Music's CYMH Instrumental School in Hackney (7-16 year olds), Music Director for HMDT's I can sing! music-theatre primary education programme; Assistant Music Director for Haringey Shed's 2016 Summer production 'Our Time'; Music Director for primary and care-home music education with P-Zazz Performing Arts Company; Music Director for Stockport Stagecoach Music Theatre School; Assistant Music Director for 'Orpheus and Eurydice' National Youth Theatre production at the Old Vic Underground Tunnels; three years as Assistant Choral Director for the Highbury Young Singers in London; and sectional leader for Vox Holloway adult choir.


Rachel is also an experienced music facilitator and has delivered music outreach projects with ConstellaOperaBallet, HighburyOperaTheatre, Chant Productions, One Education, Umthombo Street Child Chariy (South Africa) and Merton Music Foundation with the London Vocal Project. This has included both composition and singing projects.


Alongisde her choir directing work, she runs opera improvers courses and beginners singing classes for adults with City Academy Performing Arts Company and teaches one-to-one vocal tuition from her studio in Highbury, having previously worked as a singing teacher with Hertfordshire Music Service. Rachel is familiar with the ABRSM, Trinity, LCM Music Theatre, LCM Popular Music Vocals singing exam syllabuses and has had 100% pass rate for all students entered for exams. She can teach classical, music theatre, pop and jazz repertoire and technique. She teaches students of mixed abilities, from beginners to advanced.


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