Violin Teacher

Rachel Gorman began the violin at the age of five. At nine she was accepted to the junior department of the Royal College of Music studying with Erik Houston. She then went on to study at the Purcell School for her 6th Form years (continuing with Erik Houston) and then onto the Royal College of Music for her Undergraduate and Masters studying with Yossi Zivoni and Gabrielle Lester.  

Her first major performance was age 14 playing Beethoven's F Major Romance with orchestra at the Weill Recital Hall of the Carnegie Hall complex. At sixteen she won her category of Richmond Youth Music Festival, giving her the chance to perform Mozart's 3rd Violin concerto with Richmond Youth Orchestra. At eighteen her quartet won the opportunity (in a competition at the Purcell School) to perform at the Wigmore Hall. During he time at college Rachel has given many recitals in London and notably toured France and Germany performing Saint Saens' violin concerto no. 3 with Essex Youth Orchestra.

As a teacher Rachel began with coaching chamber groups at St James School's Summer Music course, age 17. From then she began teaching her first private pupils during her first year of college also volunteering for wider opportunities projects (in accordance with RCM sparks) in primary schools in Kensington and Chelsea. During her 2nd year she gained a 1st in the 'Art of Teaching' course at RCM. She has been building up a large base of private pupils since then, as well as tutoring violin and viola for 'Music House' and 'Cassam' Music tuition, She is also a violin coach for Triborough Music Hub's 'Young Persons' and 'New Generations' Orchestras.