Hidden Valley Preschool is fortunate to have Rachel as its music teacher. Her lessons are nothing short of magical as she is able to hold 12 preschoolers’ attention for 45 minutes! She uses movement along with bins and bins of preschool instruments and other hands-on tools to keep her lessons exciting and fresh.

Rachel grew up on a farm next to a tiny town in Rural North Dakota and has loved making music her whole life. She holds a BA in music education and English education from the University of Jamestown, is a Kindermusik trained teacher, and has been teaching early childhood music since 2001.   Developing an early childhood music curriculum has been her passion for the past 10 years to use in assistant living centers bringing toddlers, preschoolers, their parents, and elderly residents together to make music. Rachel also has a large private piano and voice studio.

With 4 kids of her own and a noisy crazy house, Rachel still finds time to sing in the Arrowhead Chorale, is a lifestyle photographer who loves to naturally document the experiences of families and children, and plays numerous instruments (piano, clarinet, bass clarinet, a little flute, French horn, and cello). She also loves to read and write, she loves Lake Superior, her favorite color is purple, and her favorite letter of the alphabet is “z”