Originally from Hamilton, Rachel moved to Auckland to study performance piano with Tamas Vesmas. During this time, Rachel studied conducting with Karen Grylls and sang with the Auckland University singers. From there she studied performance piano at the Franz Liszt Academy in Hungary.
Rachel has been singing with Viva Voce for the last 8 years and was the Musical Director of the Auckland Youth Choir. Rachel now enjoys being a full time mum and performing with Viva Voce. She also works as an accompanist and teaches music privately.