Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings.
— John Muir, The Wilderness World
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From when she began playing harp at the age of five, Rachel has had a passion for both classical pedal harp music and traditional and contemporary Scottish clarsach music, which ultimately led her to studying both genres in Scotland. She is a recent graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and holds a bachelors degree in Traditional Music. 

She started her studies with harpist Candyce Dunham until attending the renowned arts boarding school, Interlochen Arts Academy under Joan Holland. Her time at the Royal Conservatoire was spent studying under harpist and composer, Corrina Hewat. Rachel won the title of U.S. National Scottish Harp Champion in 2016. 

Rachel has recently released her debut EP, A Quiet Uniqueness, and moved back to her home in Granville. She is currently working towards becoming a certified Suzuki Harp teacher.