Suzuki cello, Cello, Suzuki piano, Piano, Preschool classes
Rachael Lemna, a Chicago native, first discovered the cello and piano and the ages of four and five. In fact, she was so excited to begin playing musical instruments that she completely emptied her piggy bank in order to help her parents pay for lessons! Rachael had the unique opportunity to learn these instruments under different teaching styles (Suzuki Method for cello and Traditional Method for piano) and has consequently attained a firm understanding of different ways to educate.
Rachael completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance and Music Theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she also earned minors in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Suzuki Pedagogy. Her principal teacher was pedagogue Dr. Melissa Kraut and her Suzuki teacher trainers included Ms. Pamela Devenport and Ms. Abbey Hansen. She now is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Cello Performance and Literature at Eastman School of Music under the instruction of Mr. Steven Doane and Ms. Rosemary Elliott.
Rachael is so excited to be at the Kanack School of Music and is eager to share her love of music and learning through teaching.