Music Staff Harmony Road Oregon
Rachael plays and important role at Harmony Road. Although she works only a few hours each week, she has become a valuable resource and tireless worker. Her knowledge of music and various instruments makes her a valuable resource to our retail customers as well. She assists Joanna Grady in keeping the retail operation running smoothly and well-stocked and keeps the classrooms neat & tidy.
Rachael is a graduate of the Harmony Road Program. Her musical career through high school is a wonderful example of the benefits of our program.
Rachael began her Harmony Road studies at age 8 at the Keyboard Prep Level and continued through High School. After graduating from the Keyboard Musician program, Rachael participated in 6 OFMC Festivals, earning 5 superior ratings and 1 excellent rating as well as a Gold Cup.
In addition to studying at Harmony Road, Rachael began violin lessons when she was 11 years old and started playing the bass in her middle school Orchestra. Because of her musical skills, she was invited to join the Advanced Orchestra after 6 months. While in high school, Rachael was a member of the Advanced Jazz Band, the Pep Band and held lead Bass chair in Orchestra. As a member of these groups, Rachael participated in many festivals, concerts and adjudicated events.
Rachael graduated from Clackamas Community College with a transfer degree in 2012. She is currently a full time student at Portland State University working toward a Bachelors degree in Organism Biology. She hopes to own an endangered species sanctuary.