Rachel holds a Bachelor of Music with Class I Honours from the University of New England and is a sought-after music educator in Canberra. She is passionate about the transformative power of music, especially through choral singing. She is currently the Musical Director of the Australian Rugby Choir and the specialist choral director and adviser to the ACT Department of Education through the ‘Step into the Limelight’ program, where she conducts a children’s chorus of 400 and directs the Featured Artists. She has been invited to bring choirs to the ANCA Choralfest where she was also Program Manager, and the prestigious Festival of Voices in Tasmania. She has taught the specialist aural-based music programme Pianorama at Bellchambers Music School where she now helps mentor beginning teachers. She is a current Doctoral Candidate at the University of New England where her research surrounds musical celebrity in the nineteenth century.