Mrs. Rachel Fellows-Schnackel

Violin, Viola Teacher

Rachel Fellows-Schnackel

SAA Member


Memphis, TN

Rachel Fellows-Schnackel began Suzuki violin lessons at age 3 with her mother, Suzuki Teacher Trainer Esther Fellows. Now with her own private studio, Rachel is a registered Suzuki Teacher with training in 10 books and Every Child Can by the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA).

In addition to her private studio, Rachel teaches as an In-School Fellow with Memphis Music Initiative and also with the PRIZM Ensemble’s Educational Program at De La Salle Middle School. Through PRIZM’s program, she serves one of the most diverse student bodies in the Memphis Jubilee school system; her group violin program specializes in a modified Suzuki approach that teaches musical development through ear training and music reading, while fostering the love of learning.

Rachel holds a Bachelors and a Masters in Music Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) and received her Artist Diploma at the University of Memphis. During her studies she served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant to Kevin Lawrence and apprentice to Suzuki Teacher Trainer Esther Fellows.

Rachel manages to remain actively involved in her music community performing as Associate Concertmaster with North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and in the violin sections Memphis, Arkansas, and Nashville Symphonies. When not performing in the classical circuit, Rachel enjoys playing with her jazz trio.

“The expressive warmth of her sound and her innate ease with the instrument create[s] playing that is delightfully satisfying and communicative.”- Kevin Lawrence, Head of the String Department at University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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