A.L.C.M., B.A - Accompanist
Rachael’s interest in music started at a young age whilst living in Gibraltar, beginning with the Violin and then the Clarinet. On returning to the UK she began to play the Piano at the age of eleven with Mrs Angela Ross. She then went on to study with Mrs Creaser in Oxford. At the same time she began singing lessons with Rodney Bennet and joined the Oxford Girls Choir which was run by the Oxford Music Faculty of Oxford University, and conducted by Richard Vendome. While with the choir, they toured France and sang in Notre Dame Cathedral and Chatres. She then went on to sing with the Oxfordshire Youth Chamber Choir before studying music for 3 years at Colchester Institute.
Whilst studying for her music degree, she also achieved Grade 8 singing and studied for, and passed, her A.L.C.M Performers Diploma at the London College of Music in 1993.
Since then, as well as teaching piano, and being a full time mother to two young boys, she has played for The Guilsfield Singers, Buttington and District Amateur Operatic Society, Kelsborrow Choir and Whitchurch Operatic Society. At the present time, Rachael is also accompanying Fauls Singers.