Rachel is a singing teacher at the BRIT School of Performing Arts and also works with artists signed to record labels including Dirty Hit, Atlantic, Infectious and Square Leg Records. Teaching posts have included technical singing tuition at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Rachel is the lead vocal consultant for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Musical Theatre Syllabi.
Rachel is currently training with Annemarie Speed and The Voice Explained to be a Certified Master Teacher of the Estill Model and she is a level 3 Pilates instructor
Rachel has been a singer, arranger and vocal coach since 2005 working with platinum selling recording artists, actors in film and television and West End performers. Rachel trained as a singer and composer at Chetham’s School of Music before achieving a First Class degree from the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Rachel has worked across a range of genres and with artists including Elbow, Basement Jaxx, Manfred Mann, Jack Black, Keane, Alexandra Burke, Alt J, Nitin Sawhney, Jesca Hoop, Reeps One, Alev Lenz and Nakhane and has also worked with producers such as Guy Sigsworth (Bjork, Britney Spears, Madonna) and BRIT award winning Producer Charlie Andrew (Alt J, Madness, Nick Mulvey).
TV and Radio appearances include Later… with Jools Holland, The BBC’s One Show, The Graham Norton Show and the BBC Radio Two Friday Night is Music Night special on ‘The Beatles’ from Abbey Road Studios with Guy Garvey, Cerys Matthews, Ruby Turner, Katie Melua, Rick Astley, Oli Rockerberger and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley.
Rachel has performed live at a variety of renowned venues and festivals such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Globe Theatre, The Union Chapel, Wilderness Festival, Bestival, All Points East, Latitude and British Summer Time Hyde Park and has worked as a session singer at Abbey Road, Metropolis and several other recording studios across the UK
Rachel is known for her technical focus. Lessons are tailored to each individuals needs but can include the following:
- Musical Theatre
- Singer Songwriter
Maintenance and musicianship
- Posture consultation
- Vocal Health
- Addressing nerves and stage fright or performance anxiety.
- Practice tips and ideas
- Sight singing
- Music Theory
- Song writing
- Piano Skills
- Isolation of the structures involved in voice production and learning how to control and use them by choice.
- Exploration of varying vocal qualities and tone production including Belt, Twang, Lyrical singing for Musical Theatre and Speech Quality
- Expanding vocal range.
- Developing stamina.
- Tuning and ear training
- Harmonisation and part learning
- Learning breathe control
- Acting through song
- Stage presence