Meet Violin and Viola Instructor Rachel Schnackel
Rachel Fellows-Schnackel teaches and resides in Hamilton, MT. She can be found performing across Montana as Principal 2nd violin with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, with String Orchestra of the Rockies, and in the violin sections of Glacier and Great Falls Symphony.
Rachel began her violin studies at age 3 under her mother, Suzuki Teacher Trainer Esther Fellows. She is currently violin and viola teacher for Schnackel Strings Studio. 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 is a registered Suzuki Teacher in 10 books and Every Child Can! by the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA).
Rachel has performed as Associate Concertmaster with North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and in the violin sections of Memphis, Nashville, Arkansas Symphonies, as well as Nashville Opera. She's also served as guest concertmaster for Glacier Symphony, Arkansas Philharmonic, and Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. 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