Rachel Gibson

Piano Teacher

Rachel Gibson

SAA Member

Contact

Amherst, MA
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Dr. Rachel Gibson is a Professor of Music Educatiobn at Westfield State University in Massachusetts and an active local, national, and international clinician. She was a Suzuki piano student as a child and a Suzuki parent to her two children. In addition to Suzuki Book 1 training, she is certified in Kodály and Orff-Schulwerk teaching philosophies and integrates these pedagogies into her piano instruction. She published the book ¡Canta Conmigo! Songs and Singing Games from Guatemala and Nicaragua (Oxford University Press, 2021), which is a comprehensive teaching resource that includes songs and singing games she learned while living in Central America. As a Fulbright Global Scholar (2021), she taught and researched at Universidad de Málaga in Spain and travelled throughout the country learning children’s songs from local musicians.