Rachel Jackson

Piano Teacher

Rachel Jackson

SAA Member


Indianapolis, IN
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Pianist Rachel Jackson is an active performer and educator in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. This spring she graduated with a Master of Music degree in piano performance at Butler University. Along with her studies, she served as graduate assistant in collaborative piano at Butler, accompanying many undergraduate and graduate students in their weekly lessons and performing for recitals throughout the semester. Rachel has performed as soloist and collaborative pianist in numerous venues including the George R. Brown Convention Center, Newfields Indianapolis Museum of Art, Clowes Memorial Hall, Schrott Center for the Arts, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Indiana Convention Center, Schuster Hall, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville, Ohio, the Troy Hayner Cultural Center, and Wright State University’s Arts Gala.

​She has performed solo masterclasses for notable pianists including Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 gold medalist for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Sean Chen, 2013 bronze medalist. In the summer of 2018, she was accepted as a collaborative pianist in the Vienna Summer Music Festival. While there she studied with Hafez Babashahi of the Wagner Conservatory in Vienna, Austria. In the summer of 2017, she attended the National Music Festival on full scholarship as a collaborative piano apprentice under Professor Michael Gurt. Troika, the chamber ensemble in which she was pianist received alternate place in the MTNA Chamber Music Competition state division. Rachel’s Sorelle Piano Trio was invited to perform a masterclass with Maestro Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.  

Rachel’s musical mentors include Kate Boyd, Anna Briscoe, and Jackson Leung. She holds a Master of Music degree in performance from Butler University and Bachelor of Music degree in performance and business minor, graduating with highest honors, from Wright State University. Her awards include the Iva Eidson Duckwall Memorial Scholarship, Pi Kappa Lambda Scholarship, Women’s Department Scholarship, William and Helen Speicher Outstanding Music Performance Award, Director’s Scholarship, Pemberton-Toomey Piano Scholarship, Sophie Kerrigan Memorial Scholarship, Irene Romanowski Piano Scholarship, and Harley Flack Memorial Scholarship.