Teacher of the Week: Rachel Roy

Teacher: Rachel Roy
Instrument: Voice, Beginner Piano
Locations: Bethlehem, Northampton

Each week we put the spotlight on one of our amazing teachers, including a few words from some of their talented students. This week, we introduce voice teacher Rachel Roy. Rachel teaches in the Bethlehem and Northampton studios and has been with TLC for the past six years.

 

Rachel attended Syracuse University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and received a Master’s from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Rachel has also served as Administrative Director for the Gregg Smith Singers’ Adirondack Festival of American Music in Lake Placid, NY and performed with the all-female a cappella ensemble, The Mandarins, for whom she was the director and vocal percussionist, as well as a Varsity Vocals award-winning soloist and arranger. Rachel played the role of Marcellina in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, and the lead roles in Anything Goes, Me and My Girl, Annie Warbucks and Oliver. Rachel has also performed with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, traveled internationally with the Southwestern Jazz Combo. For the past few
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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT LESSONS WITH RACHEL?

“My favorite thing about lessons with Rachel is the fun and enjoyable learning environment. Even after having a bad day, going to lessons always makes me smile.” 

“She’s funny and she makes me comfortable to sing infront of more people.”

WHAT IS SOMETHING RACHEL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER?

“Rachel has taught me the importance of having confidence in my abilities as a vocalist” 

“She taught me not to be afraid in public and I realized that I can sing so much higher then I did before I started lessons”

IF YOUR FRIEND WAS THINKING OF TAKING LESSONS WITH RACHEL, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

“Go for it. You’ll definitely learn a lot and you’ll have a really great time.”

“I would tell them to do it, because taking lessons with Rachel will be a great experience to better themselves as a musician and a person.”

directorFrom the Director: An invaluable member of The Lesson Center team for the past six years, Rachel Roy is the kind of teacher who consistently goes above and beyond for her students. She is much more than simply a teacher — she is a mentor, a cheerleader, a taskmaster (when necessary) and a counselor, who takes the whole student into consideration as she guides them in their musical endeavors. Smiles are contagious in Rachel’s lesson room – and no matter how daunting or frustrating the lesson – her students can’t help but leave feeling uplifted after their time together. We’re very proud to have her as part of the TLC family and look forward to watching her students grow under her guidance.
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