Meet Violin Instructor Rachel Schanckel
Rachel Fellows-Schnackel began Suzuki violin lessons at age 3 with her mother, Suzuki Teacher Trainer Esther Fellows. Now with her own private studio, Rachel is a registered Suzuki Teacher in 10 books and Every Child Can by the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA).
Rachel holds a Bachelors and a Masters in Music Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) and received her Artist Diploma at the University of Memphis. During her studies she served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant to Kevin Lawrence and apprentice to Suzuki Teacher Trainer Esther Fellows.
Rachel manages to remain actively involved in her music community performing as Associate Concertmaster with North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and in the violin sections of Memphis, Jackson, Arkansas Symphonies, as well as Nashville Opera. When not performing in the classical circuit, Rachel enjoys playing with her jazz trio.
“The expressive warmth of her sound and her innate ease with the instrument create[s] playing that is delightfully satisfying and communicative.”- Kevin Lawrence, Head of the String Department at University of North Carolina School of the Arts
For more information about Rachel or her private studio please visit:
www.rachelschnackel.com or www.schnackelstrings.weebly.com