We proudly welcome our new flute teacher, Rachel Murray to the Philly Music Lessons staff!
Rachel is a classically trained flautist currently residing in Philadelphia. From the age of 10, she has devoted much of her time to flute and music. This love has helped propel her to the front of many music groups throughout her school career and beyond.
As a student of the Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra and teacher at Curtis and Julliard, Mr. Jeffrey Khaner, she has worked tirelessly at perfecting her technique and musicality. In addition to her studies with Jeffrey Khaner, she has also studied with David Cramer, the Associate Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Susan Palma-Nidel, Principal of the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble.
Her performance career highlights include traveling to Europe with the Philadelphia Sinfonia’s Eastern European Tour, attending and being chosen to perform at a Julius Baker Masterclass, soloing with the North Penn High School’s orchestra, playing and performing with multiple chamber music groups at Settlement Music School, etc.
You can read a brief interview with Rachel below:
What was your most challenging moment learning an instrument?: I think it would have to be learning ‘Hot Cross Buns’ in the first couple weeks of starting flute. That song made me want to quit!
What is your biggest musical achievement?: Getting chosen to play for a Julius Baker Masterclass out of a couple hundred flautists.