Suzuki Piano Teacher
Pianist Rachel Jackson is currently pursuing her master’s degree in music performance at Butler University in Indianapolis. She was most recently awarded the collaborative piano assistantship at Butler, accompanying many undergraduate students in their weekly lessons and performing for recitals throughout the semester. Rachel began her musical training at the age of six using a traditional method and later switched to the Suzuki method. She began teaching privately prior to college and throughout her undergraduate studies in the Cincinnati area.
Rachel has performed as a soloist in numerous venues including the Indiana Convention Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville, Ohio, the Troy Hayner Cultural Center, and Wright State University’s Arts Gala. In the summer of 2017, she was accepted into the National Music Festival as a collaborative piano apprentice under Michael Gurt. Troika, the chamber ensemble in which she was pianist received alternate place in the MTNA Chamber Music Competition state division. Rachel’s Sorelle Piano Trio was invited to perform a masterclass with Maestro Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Her musical mentors include Dr. Jackson Leung and Dr. Kate Boyd. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in performance, graduating with highest honors, from Wright State University. Her awards include the Pemberton-Toomey Piano Scholarship, Sophie Kerrigan Memorial Scholarship, Irene Romanowski Piano Scholarship, and Harley Flack Memorial Scholarship.