Welcome!

Our studio is committed to fostering a sense of confidence in our students and in their progress with learning how to make music. (We also feel that having a good, healthy dose of laughter and maybe even a little silliness mixed in each week never hurt anybody.) Rachel's teaching style has been described as funny, motivating, encouraging, kind, smart, helpful, dependable, energetic, talented, and more!

See what folks are saying about Rachel:

"Ms. Rachel helped me play so much better! I never thought I'd play the violin in my school talent show, but I did, and it was awesome!" -Emery H., age 8

"I had trouble reading music and Rachel had me use flashcards...Now I can read notes. I have more confidence in myself. I'm having fun! I love the points ... and I especially love the milkshake lessons. It motivates me to work hard." -Maggie W., age 8

"Rachel is both an exceptional musician and an effective teacher. She has found the balance between pushing students to excel, while having fun with the music." -Christy R., parent of student

"Rachel takes the time and makes the effort to really know her students. [She] has helped me to achieve something I have dreamed about for many years." -Rick L., Age 51

Whether you are wanting to learn how to sing, to take violin lessons, viola lessons, or piano lessons, to learn how to play the guitar, or even to learn how to make a song of your very own, you've come to the right place.

First Chair Fiddlers serves the communities of Hampton, Langley Air Force Base, Newport News, Yorkville, Poquoson, Farmington, and Briarfield--as well as live online lessons for anywhere in the world--from Rachel's home studio in Hampton.

From fiddle music to classical, country to rock, she teaches all kinds in her music lessons. Come on in--you're welcome to stay a while!