Rachel Morin, D.M.A.
Rachel Morin, D.M.A.

Rachel Morin, D.M.A.

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Introduction: My students consistently stand out at local competitions and festivals. Some have gone on to careers in music, others still play after ending lessons, for their own enjoyment. I live in Michigan. I offer in person and online lessons in Michigan. I only offer online classes to people who live too far to drive to my house. Please do not contact me if you live too far to drive and are only interested in online lessons. In addition to my 30 years experience as a traditional piano teacher to students of all ages and levels, I have extensive background in The Taubman Approach. I have studied with the most preeminent experts in this approach to piano technique, including Dorothy Taubman and Sheila Paige and am now in the teacher training program in the Keyboard Wellness Seminar. I have experience with rehabilitating professional musicians. This approach to piano technique is peer reviewed and based on sound physiological and mechanical principles. Students who study this approach are able to maximize virtuosity while avoiding or reversing injury. I am passionate about helping students reach their full potential and grow in confidence. I love to help people learn to solve problems through critical thinking and to discover the beauty of music. I am happy to say that although I will continue to teach online for those who prefer that, I have been vaccinated and am ready to return to in person teaching. ps I got my booster shot on 10/9 :)
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Jingmei S.
Jun 17, 2021
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Both my son and I are taking piano lessons with Rachel. She is very professional and patient. She helps us with both skills and music theories. Every time when I talk to her, I can feel her passion for piano and teaching. She always finds a good way to teach a student to meet his/her needs. I would highly recommend her for any level students!

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Rachel Morin, D.M.A.'s reply
Thank you so much, Jingmei!
Piano Lessons
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Jack S.
May 21, 2018
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Rachel has a strong deep knowledge of the fundamentals of piano playing and the structure of music, particularly classical. She is a very dedicated teacher that works with a variety of students and helps them at their own levels. I am a senior adult beginner who first came to her with an informal knowledge of the piano after intro group lessons and casual playing. She did a great job of improving my overall understanding of the correct way to play. With her background she helped to build a solid foundation for playing the piano.
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Thank you, Jack!
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Julie N.
Feb 28, 2018
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I began studying with Rachel about a year ago after finding her through Thumbtack. I was a pianist at the intermediate level, having taken lessons in grade school, but wished to bush up and advance after being asked to become more involved in music ministry at Church. Rachel is an excellent teacher. She is very knowledgeable about theory and proper playing technique and is able to clearly articulate those concepts. She is also patient enough to explain or demonstrate something over again until it is understood without becoming frustrated. She has two pianos side by side in her teaching space which I think is a convenient and efficient way for her to show the proper way to play a passage. I especially appreciate that Rachel challenges me beyond just playing the correct notes and rhythms but to strive towards continually creating a more expressive, beautiful, and musical sound. I feel that I have made considerable progress as a musician in the last year, and I look forward to continuing to work with her for a long time. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for quality instruction.
Rachel Morin, D.M.A.'s reply
Thank you, Julie!
Piano Lessons (for adults)
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Chenyu Z.
Nov 17, 2016
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Rachel is a patient teacher and knows so much about classical music. She explains concepts clearly and uses creative analogies to help students understand. I would recommend her to students of any age!
Rachel Morin, D.M.A.'s reply
Thank you Chenyu!
Piano Lessons (for adults)
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Xia C.
Apr 26, 2018
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My daughter has been studying piano with Rachel for one year now. Rachel pays a lot of attention to adapt the methodology to my daughter's temperament in order to keep her interested in piano. As my daughter has small hands, Rachel helps her work on her hand shape and fingering, so that she would not overstretch her hands or hurt herself. My daughter has enjoyed playing the beautiful pieces carefully chosen by Rachel, she has really made great improvements in terms of technique and musical feeling in the one year.
Rachel Morin, D.M.A.'s reply
Thank you, Xia!
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