Individual Tuition 

Flute, Recorder and Piano

Rachel Miller is not only a very experienced teacher but her unique combination of skills means she is a creative teacher - able to adapt her teaching to inspire students and encourage a love and joy of their instrument.


She has many years of teaching experience in schools, music centres and higher education - including the Saturday Morning Music School ( SaMs) in Totnes, and Dartington College of Arts, Devon where she was a specialist instrumental teacher in flute.


She believes in giving students an excellent technical and musical foundation and brings to her teaching a wide range of experience in classical, jazz and folk traditions. 


Student comments:


'Rachel always taught holistically, never disregarding any aspect of learning, expression, or technique, creating time to discuss and practice each. I believe the approach made me able to enjoy every moment of the process. She has a huge enthusiasm for all types of music, be it Jazz, Classical, Irish, Latin or many more' 

George


'Rachel is a wonderful teacher - the lessons were always fun and inspiring. She was always encouraging and positive and has given me a fabulous foundation in flute playing'

Martha


'I always looked forward to sitting in on my son's lessons. They were inspiring, stimulating and fun. He was able to study a wide range of music, carefully reflecting and matching his interests and stage of development as a musician. Rachel was always encouraging and enthusiastic'

Claire


About:


As a teenager Rachel played flute in the Northern Junior Philharmonic Orchestra, and was also a member of the National Youth Theatre. She studied at Oxford University and studied flute for many years with flautist Ingrid Culliford, Trinity College of Music, London. In 1991 she completed post-graduate studies in music at Dartington College of Arts, Devon.


She has many years of teaching experience in schools, music centres and higher education - including the Saturday Morning Music School ( SaMs) in Totnes, and Dartington College of Arts, Devon where she was a specialist instrumental teacher in flute.


As a musician, performer and teacher, Rachel has a wide range of musical experience including jazz, folk, classical, experimental and electronic music. 


She is a qualified Music Therapist and worked for many years in health and education services in Devon.


Rachel is also a storyteller and composer.


As a narrator and musician she has toured extensively with one of the UK’s foremost puppet theatre companies, PuppetCraft www.puppetcraft.co.uk.  


In her solo work she has developed a unique way of combining modern sound technology with poetic storytelling. She is a multi-instrumentalist and plays a wide variety of instruments live on stage which she samples live and builds up evocative textures of sound and music that conjure the images of the tale. See www.sonictales.co.uk for more information.


She writes soundtracks for theatre and has released 2 CD’s of storytelling and music.

see www.thesillymonkeys.co.uk and www.sonictales.co.uk


Music Theory Zone

Rachel has taught theory for many years and has developed a way of teaching theory that is very clear, fast and effective. Music Theory Zone is a combination of her teaching methods with online support - which includes musical examples - bringing theory to life. 

She also runs intensive 'Grade 5 Theory in One Term' courses - no prior theory grades needed.

Lesson Fees: 

Hourly lessons £30 per hour.  

Termly lessons £28 per hour and 1/2 or 3/4 hour slots are available

For termly lessons, lessons are weekly


Where?

Ashburton, Devon


Contact: 01364 652939