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Rachel Brochu

Rachel Brochu

Piano, Ukelele, Voice

Rachel is a performer, theater director, and music educator who grew up in the Chicagoland area. She began her music studies at age five on the piano, and in middle school discovered a deep love for choral singing and musical theater as well, which she continued through high school by involving herself in as many music and theater opportunities as possible. She continued her music education at the University of Illinois, where she earned double degrees in music education and piano pedagogy and was honored to be the recipient of the Division Achievement award for Piano Performance in 2013, the Division Achievement Award for Piano Pedagogy in 2015, and the Suter Hakes Award for Music Education in 2015.

Following her education, Rachel became a Pre-K – 12 music and theater educator in the Chicagoland area and enjoyed teaching every grade level both in the classroom and in private lessons. She currently serves as the choral director at Saint Viator High School and produces and directs middle school musical theater productions in the area. She regularly performs as a piano accompanist for churches, choirs, and musical theater productions, and is an active member of the Chicago Master Singers as a vocalist.

Rachel’s teaching philosophy revolves around the belief that “Music is for Everyone”, and she specializes in tailoring her lessons to fit each students’ specific needs and interests while challenging them to make their own connections to the music, embracing their uniqueness as both a musician and a person.

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