Piano – Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced
Prospective students are asked to first register for a private lesson. Returning students are asked to contact Rachel to lock in the lesson day ant time for the fall.
Rachel Preston has a BA Piano Performance and Pedagogy major from Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, Washington. Rachel began teaching individual piano at age 13 and group piano lessons and directing music camps by age 17.
Rachel designs individual piano lessons around the student’s goals and interests. Lessons often also include active games, composition, improvisation, church music: hymns and chord charts for a worship band. A focus on competitive piano lessons is also available for students wishing to compete with their instrument. Rachel’s students consistently perform in competitions, participate in ensemble and chamber groups, and receive high scores on exams. Preschool through adult students enjoy studying music with Rachel. She is passionate about musician’s health and has completed studies on the anatomy, physiology, and neurophysiology of piano performance. Weekly lessons include conversations and choreography for injury prevention and artistic expression.
High School Credit: As a nationally certified teacher of music, Rachel has the ability to work with a local school district to grant high school fine arts credit for 9th-12th grade students taking piano lessons!
Rachel is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through Music Teachers National Association. She has also received the designation of Group Piano Teaching Specialization through Music Teachers National Association
Honors: As a recipient of the 2014 Young Professionals National Piano Foundation Recreational Music Making Studio Fellowship Award, Rachel received studio resources, Kawaii digital pianos, and mentorship to open a successful group piano teaching studio.
Accomplishments: Rachel has presented workshops on planning and directing music camps at local and national conventions (SCMTA chapter meeting, M.U.S.I.C. @ TLC, National Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium).
Personal Interests: Rachel is currently preparing recitals for graduate candidacy and plans to continue her studies in Music, Business, and Science. She enjoys performing at local benefit concerts and accompanying.