Rachel Burton

Cello Teacher

Rachel Burton


Lehi, UT
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Rachel Burton is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after instructors in Utah Valley. Her warm personality and impressive connection with students of all ages has attracted all sorts of students looking for quality cello education. Her teaching is versatile and full of life and seems to be evolving every year. 

Rachel has an odd and late upbringing to the instrument but has wisdom from learning unconventionally. In late years of junior-high, cellist Pattie Pinkston reinvented her cello playing and sparked her interest towards the passion of music. Rachel speedily learned massive amounts of repertoire before her senior year when she auditioned and won a scholarship to study cello performance at Utah State University, under the patronage of Anne Francis Bayless of the Fry Street Quartet. After a quick and successful 4 years in Logan, she graduated and moved on to graduate school studying cello performance with Pegsoon Whang of the Utah Symphony. She has certified her teacher training instruction from master teachers like Pam Devenport and Priscilla Jones from book 1-5 and book 8. She also has certified in the Bach G Major 1stcello suite class by David Evinchick, and the Group Class Techniques class from Carey Beth Hockett at the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute.

Rachel is the current and founding cellist of the Allante String Quartet in Alpine who performs concerts every spring and fall, as well as doing freelance for weddings and events. She also happily carries a studio of 34 in Lehi, with students moving from twinkle to cello concerto. She loves to invoke a loving and upbeat teaching style, that guides her students in their own independent learning and efficient practicing. She and her husband Steven have two daughters Norah and Evelyn and a quirky cat named Daisy.