PRACTICE TIME, BOW HOLD, SHIFTING, VIBRATO,
and SOUND QUALITY.
Do these words make you overwhelmed and want to pack up and just forget the whole thing?
I see you over there, violin in hand, yet another YouTube tutorial pulled up on your screen, wondering when, if ever, you’ll start to see progress. You tried taking violin lessons, but struggled to be consistent with your busy schedule and felt like you were wasting your teachers’ time. Then, you tried online resources, but felt overwhelmed by the amount of information or the pace of the course. And no matter how many YouTube videos you watched or courses you bought, you still haven’t been able to achieve your goals and just have fun with your violin playing.
I want you to know you’re not alone…in fact, most of my students did the same thing!
And that’s exactly where I come in with my step-by-step curriculum and practice plan that will get you actual results!
I'm Rachael, and I teach adult violin beginners how to make consistent progress on the violin without struggling to find time to practice.
My courses in The Adult Violin Academy give you access to easy-to-understand lessons delivered in a structured, step-by-step sequence. The program is self-paced and provides accountability and feedback when you need it.
Want to get to know me a little more?
I began my journey with the violin as a scrawny little 8 year old. I still clearly remember the day I got my first violin! It was during the “Arts, Beats, and Eats” Festival in Pontiac, MI, and I can even remember the smell of the music shop. I was SO excited! When I got home, my mom took pictures of me proudly holding my violin case. However, when I opened it and tried to play, I thought it was broken! Come to find out that you have to tighten the bow and apply rosin. :)
Fast forward through the years of music camps, youth symphonies, and a music education degree to being a middle school orchestra teacher, private lesson instructor, and performer. After marrying my husband, we had our first son in 2019 and it didn’t take me long to realize something needed to change. I simply didn’t have the time and energy to work full time, plus have two part time jobs, and then come home to be a mom (I like to think I can do it all, but even superwoman has limitations!). I quit my school job and taught private lessons to students ranging from age 5-45. We welcomed our second son in 2022, and I became frustrated by my limited time and energy. I hated turning away students, but didn’t have enough hours in a day to help everyone the way I wanted to.
That’s exactly why I developed my signature program that allows adult beginners like you to learn violin in an easy to understand, super structured way that’s completely self-paced. And don’t worry, I’ll be right there cheering you on giving you feedback when you need it.
Besides being a music educator and wife/mom, I LOVE summer, coffee, working out, and reading. I'm a low-key crunchy mom and enjoy healthy living and doing things naturally. My favorite place to be is by the ocean.
Meet My Sons
Easton and Xander