Frequently asked questions
What age ranges do you teach?
I teach children from the age of 8 upwards and have no upper limit on age! I keep lessons engaging, help to build confidence and skills and inspire people, of any age, to love to sing! I aim to empower students to help guide the trajectory of their lessons to ensure they are kept interesting and relevant whilst also expanding their interests.
I am a beginner, can you teach me?
You do not need to be an experienced singer to have lessons! I welcome beginners and am happy to work with all abilities.
Where are you based?
From my home in Kingswood/Speedwell area in East Bristol.
Do you have a DBS?
Yes, I have a current Enhanced DBS certificate as well as a range of training including lone working, adult safeguarding and child protection.
What experience do you have with students with additional needs?
I have worked as an LSA in schools and colleges, I have previous experience working in residential care and I have delivered movement and music sessions to people with additional needs. I have training in: disability awareness, epilepsy, autism, child protection and safeguarding and I am able to differentiate lessons to support people with additional needs to find joy in singing. I am patient and understanding and can draw upon a wealth of experience supporting those with additional needs. I know basic Makaton and alternative communication techniques and strives to make lessons fun and accessible to anyone with an interest in singing.
Do I need any special equipment?
Not at all, should you wish to work on your microphone technique, I have equipment here for you to use.
Do you offer group lessons?
I offer small groups of no more than 4 people. For this, you often work on specific harmony work as a chamber group and it can be a useful way to learn how to sing in support of other voices. It also builds up good communication and listening skills. Please contact for more information and prices.
Do you teach grades?
I do not currently teach grades.
Rachel is an emotive and heartfelt singer with a gift for sharing the love of music. With a wide ranging repertoire of jazz, blues, folk and originals, she brings infectious joy to group singing. She is an encouraging and generous teacher and manages to instil a confidence in the most insecure of singers .