Rachel Shepard

Violin, Viola Teacher

Rachel Shepard

SAA Member


Houston, TX
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Rachel Shepard is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Houston Ballet Orchestra and also performs with Houston Grand Opera, Mercury Houston, and works as a substitute violinist for the Houston Symphony and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. She is also a devoted teacher, working as a violin and viola instructor for the Houston Youth Symphony Melody and Coda programs, and as a chamber coach for AFA’s Chamber Music Academy and Summer Music Festival. Rachel completed her Masters of Music degree from Rice University in 2013, studying with Kenneth Goldsmith.  Originally from Orlando, Florida, Rachel also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University, where she studied under Eliot Chapo.

*Currently accepting students for in person lessons and online (hybrid)