Rachael received her Bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Southern Maine, and also studied at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, concentrating on orchestral work. For 20 summers she lived on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, and soaked up the thriving arts scene.
During her years at USM, Rachael studied with Jean Rosenblum, attended/participated in masterclasses with Doriot Dwyer, Alexa Still, Robert Dick, James Galway, Elizabeth Rowe, and the Boxwood Festival with Chris Norman in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Rachael has been a past adjudicator for district festivals and for the Kotzschmar Memorial fund in Portland, Maine. She has been a member of the Casco Bay Concert Band, a past instructor at the Southern Maine Music Academy at USM, attended the National Flute Convention in New York City and has participated in the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra at New England Conservatory. She is a past member of Quint-Essential Winds based in Rochester, NH and Piping Hot Flutes based in Portland, ME.
Happily residing in her native seaside town of Kennebunk, Rachael spends her time with her husband and two daughters, balancing interests such as travel, art and design, home renovation and real estate, nature and history.