Whilst at the RNCM, Rachael was a regular performer with electroacoustic ensemble Kairos, combining improvised clarinet and modules developed in Max/MSP.
- Age range: from 8 year olds to adult.
- Opportunity to take ABRSM or Trinity exams.
- A friendly and lively approach to learning the clarinet
Alongside running a busy private practice, I also teach clarinet at Manchester High School for Girls.
Choosing a teacher is an important process, and often the best way to determine suitability is to have a trial lesson. This lesson lasts for 30 minutes and provides an opportunity to meet, discuss and determine a learning pathway for you or your child. Parents are welcome to sit in on the lesson if they wish. I am happy to give advice on hiring or purchasing an instrument and to answer any questions you may have. Contact me if you would like to book a lesson.
Every student is encouraged to participate in a variety of performances. Every year, all my students are invited to perform in our Christmas Concert, joint with pianist Angela Lloyd-Mostyn at Emmanuel Church, West Didsbury.
Younger students have the chance to join one of the many ensembles in the area, including Werneth Youth Band and Stockport Youth Orchestra. I regularly enter students in a variety of local youth festivals, such as Heaton Mersey Youth Festival, Hazel Grove Music Festival and Alderley Edge Festival.
The annual Adult Learners’ Concert North West is a highlight for many of my adult learners and some students also enter the adult class at the Alderley Edge Festival each year. All adult students are welcome to join Mistral Clarinet Choir – no prior experience is required.