Rachael Ludwig is extremely passionate about teaching music and the importance of the role that learning an instrument plays in each student’s development, whether at an elementary, intermediate, or extremely advanced level of study and performance.
Rachael believes in treating each student as a unique individual, each with a unique capacity and method of approaching learning. She takes time to get to know each student, always assessing the needs and goals of each student to cultivate success and growth in the understanding and mastery of the instrument. Lessons with Rachael contain heavy emphasis on technique study through scales and etudes, stresses the importance of musical background and history, as well as assigning musical repertoire that fosters growth. Rachael is well versed in assisting students in preparation for auditions, be they at the middle school, high school, youth orchestra, All-State, or collegiate level.
Rachael holds a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, during which time she served as Teaching Assistant to Andres Cardenes, Sidney Harth, and Christopher Wu. She has held teaching positions at the New Jersey School of Music and Springside Academy, and regularly coaches violin sectionals for the Drexel University Orchestra as well as the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra.
Rachael’s students have performed recitals in the greater Philadelphia area, have been enrolled in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute, and the South Jersey Honors Orchestra.
Rachael currently maintains an active private teaching studio and is currently offering in person private violin and viola lessons, as well as lessons online on Zoom and Skype.
Please inquire for more details regarding private lessons, coaching and pricing.