Singer and singing teacher, Rachel Blair has been teaching students of all ages and abilities since 2005. She has taught students from all over Wales and the North west and has taught in a range of the stage schools and music schools.
Rachel studied at the RNCM where she gained a 2:1 in Vocal Studies and a PGdip in solo performance. She has worked for the BBC on numerous occasions singing with Andrea Bocelli at the MEN and Joe McEllderry at the Lowry. At the RNCM She was actively involved in many opera productions including Ravels L enfant et les sortilèges, Janaceks Katya Kabanova, Offenbachs La Belle Hélène and Bernsteins Candide. She was involved in the chorus of Purcells Dido and Aeneas alongside the Manchester Camerata which toured the North and North West and was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. During the RNCM opera scenes Rachel has played the part of Elsie in Yeoman of the Guard and Ilia in Idomeneo.
Rachel spent a year at the conservatorio di musica in Verona, Italy where she performed with the sinfonia filamonico as the soprano soloist in their performance of Rutters Requiem and ‘Maria’ in west side story which was performed at Gran Guardia with singers from the Verona Opera Accademia.
Rachel performed for Opera North in thier performance of sinfonia antartica. She has been the soprano soloist in Mendelssohns Elijah for the Aberystwyth Choral Society and in 2009 she was invited as guest soloist to LA by the Los Angeles Welsh Society, for their Gymanfa Ganu festival. Rachel has been guest soloist for the Harlech Male voice Choir, the Aberystwyths Male voice choir and the three mid Wales male voice choirs.
Rachel is able to teach all abilities from beginers to advanced singers. She teaches singing technique, breathing, posture and interpretation. She can put her students in for both ABRSM and Musical theatre Examinations and can help them with GCSE and Alevel Music exams.
Rachel is also an accomplished pianist and can accompany any songs if needed.
Rachel is fully CRB checked and holds a safeguarding certificate.