Rachel Sparrow Studio
Rachel Sparrow Studio

Rachel Sparrow Studio

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Introduction: I teach each student individually and cater my teaching methods to what works for THEM. Many teachers teach each student the same way; use the same books, and same exercises for each student. I believe that is not only boring, but incorrect. Some students are more visual, some students need to move more, or create pieces on their own... etc. I love to experiment with students to find out the strongest way they learn and what their 'vocabulary' of learning is; and build from there- using THEIR vocabulary and tools of learning. I love seeing the spark in someone's eye when they learn a new concept and are able to repeat it, or "get" it. It is the biggest thrill of teaching, in my opinion. Watching the light bulb turn suddenly on in someone's brain is so fun!

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Amy B.
Sep 3, 2014
I loved my time with Rachel as my teacher! She is hilarious and kind, but also can always find room for improvement. Her song choices were fun, but she also is open to students picking songs. She specifically helped me with my problem of tightening up on the high notes. She is very accountable - definitely the most reliable voice teacher I've had. I've been taking voice lessons since I was five years old and started taking from Rachel when I was 20 and going to Northwestern University. Graduate students there have the opportunity to teach non-voice major singing lessons. Some of the teachers are clearly not into it, but Rachel approached the job with enthusiasm and compassion for her students. She even helped me find local auditions that she thought would suit my voice and helped me schedule and primp for my headshots. To give you an idea of repertoire, we worked on a good mix of classical and Broadway (and a lot of Broadway classics!). She also arranged a performance opportunity for us - a recital at her local church. I should also note that Rachel's piano skills are certainly up to par. I don't think she performs piano solos, but it was more than enough for our lessons. Of all my voice teachers, Rachel has been my favorite (and I have had five). I would highly recommend her to anyone. You would be lucky to study with her!
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Cyndy R.
Sep 3, 2014
I play old-time fiddle (started at 48 with no formal training) and Rachel was a huge help to me when I wanted to explore classical technique. I studied with her for four very positive and productive months. She was quick to pick up on things that I needed to improve and then she worked tirelessly to help me find ways to fix those problems. She didn’t hesitate to offer correction when I needed it (I loved that!) but she was also quick to point out improvement. It felt like I could trust her feedback and I felt like she genuinely wanted to help me make progress.
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Courtney C.
Sep 4, 2014
Rachel taught our 3 children 5,7 and 9 for a year and a half. Her ability to work with the different ages, skills and mostly personalities was a true talent. She made lessons fun for each kid while always leaving them better after each lesson. The kids really looked forward to her different uses of phone apps, computer programs, and even just the basement stairs to teach them a new concept. She let them choose music they liked and even make up their own music. I highly reccomend Rachel.
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Stephen K.
Sep 10, 2014
Rachel is great. Very patient, friendly and knowledgeable. She worked both with me and my daughter and adjusted accordingly. Highly recommend taking lessons with her!!
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Sonja N.
Oct 21, 2014
Rachel has taught both my son and daughter piano lessons. My son also took some voice lessons from her. Her enthusiasm and professionalism are second to none. my kids look forward to lessons now and have improved immensely. I would recommend her without hesitation.


  • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

    I was so proud of all of my students during their last recital. Each one of them performed their very best, and worked hard to get there. It paid off. Everyone was fabulous and their confidence grew and grew. Even if they made a mistake, they learned how to handle that in a performance situation and did so with style and finesse!

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    Do NOT just look for the cheapest or closest lessons. You get what you pay for, most of the time. On the other hand, beware of teachers who 'over charge' and aren't qualified. Someone without a music degree is someone to be wary of, in my opinion. Stick with people who have the degrees in teaching music, they are better certified/ prepared to teach. And they are more likely to LOVE it. You can tell after one lesson if a teacher is a true teacher who truly cares about their students. That is why every teacher should give a discounted trial lesson, as I do.

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