Rachel Sloane (piano, violin)
Rachel Sloane started playing the piano at the age of seven and the violin at the age of ten. Her private teachers have included Cindy Radovich (piano), Buddy Griffith, Anna Ostrofsky, and Suzanne Wagor (violin). During her years at Carmel High School, Rachel played the piano for the CHS Jazz Band, Jazz Singers and Concert Choir. As a violinist, she has played for the CHS Symphony Orchestra, Pit Orchestra, and Area-All State Orchestra for NYSSMA. Outside of high school, Rachel played the violin with the Greater Westchester Youth Orchestra, where she played at Lincoln Center. Rachel also has experience singing with the CHS Concert Choir, Bella Voce Chamber Choir, Jazz Singers, All- State Mixed Choir and All-Eastern Mixed Choir. Currently, Rachel studies at Western Connecticut State University as a music education major with her primary instrument as the violin. At WCSU, Rachel performs with the orchestra, chamber strings, chamber signers, and university choir.
More about Rachel
College: Western Connecticut State University
Major: Music Education
My Best Gig: NAfME All-Eastern Mixed Choir
Favorite Classical Piece: Rite of Spring by Stravinsky
Favorite Rock Band: Led Zeppelin
Favorite Jazz Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Favorite Singer: Freddie Mercury
First Music That Had A Profound Effect On Me: Csárdás by Monti, I am of Hungarian descent, and growing up with gypsy violin music impacted me greatly on becoming a classical violinist.
Favorite Quote About Music: “My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art” – Jimi Hendrix