A passion for choral music
Rachel leads singing workshops for community groups and choirs, schools and universities, conferences and festivals. She also organises singing events, weekends and cultural tours.
She writes and arranges songs for choir and has been a mentor to many community choirs and singers throughout Australia from Kalgoorlie to Coffs, Burnie to Brisbane and beyond.
A much sought after teacher of choral singing in Australia, Rachel has been performing and teaching for the past 25 years. A graduate of the NSW Conservatorium of Music, Rachel began her singing career with the acclaimed Australian vocal quartet ‘Arramaieda’, who became an important influence on the now flourishing choral scene in Australia.
Since 1995 she has travelled to remote communities in WA and NT teaching music skills to young indigenous women.
Rachel is passionate about the role of singing in creating community and bridging cultural differences. She leads cultural tours to Fiji on a regular basis, where songs and performances are shared. Rachel is coordinator of the Big Sing in the Desert, a choral event for indigenous and non- indigenous singers near Alice Spings.
She has conducted several large choral events for over 500 voices, including the, the Woodford Folk Festival Fire Choir, the National Folk Festival Choir and the Melbourne Millennium Chorus.