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Rachael D.

Des Moines, IA

$50/hour

Music Tutor--Theory, History, Voice, Bassoon, Piano

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Drake University
Music Education

Education

Drake University (Music Education)

About Rachael

I have experience both tutoring and as a private music teacher! I have taught lessons both on piano and bassoon, but my primary instrument is voice. I am an experienced vocalist, and am currently a member of both the Drake Choir and the Drake Chamber Choir. I am a music theory tutor for one student at present, and I previously tutored an ESL student in a world music class. I hope to be one of the music department's official tutors in a year or two.
I am a sophomore music education major. I have taken over 10 years of private piano lessons. I think I'm a good tutor because I love to help people; truly, I get more excited about other people's successes than my own. Tutoring is a lot of fun because it's very personal--that one-on-one relationship is one of my favorite parts! It's also a stress-free way to get more teaching experience, which, as an education major, is something I'm always looking for.

My specialties include music history, music theory, piano, bassoon, and voice.

Feel free to contact me to learn more about who I am and how I work! I'd love to work with you and my rates are negotiable, so don't be afraid to get in touch with me.
I have experience both tutoring and as a private music teacher! I have taught lessons both on piano and bassoon, but my primary instrument is voice. I am an experienced vocalist, and am currently a member of both the Drake Choir and the Drake Chamber Choir. I am a music theory tutor for one student at present, and I previously tutored an ESL Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Des Moines, IA 50311
In-person lessons
Music:
Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing,
Voice (Music)

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Piano

I have taken over 10 years of private piano lessons. I have won 3 levels of the IMTA Regional Competition, and received a ranking of "Honorable Mention" at the state competition. I have completed 3 semesters of piano study at the collegiate level and will take my piano proficiency exam this spring.

Sight Singing

I am an experienced vocalist, and am currently a member of both the Drake Choir and the Drake Chamber Choir, the two most exclusive vocal ensembles at Drake University. I have passed 3 semesters of ear training with top marks, and am proficient in hand sign solfege.

Voice (Music)

I have taken private voice lessons for over 8 years; I have been a member of at least 1, and up to 3, choirs continuously since I was in 2nd grade. I have good knowledge of warm-ups, pedagogical techniques, and the standard repertoire.

Drake University
Music Education

Education

Drake University (Music Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rachael will travel within 20 miles of Des Moines, IA 50311.