Rachel Patrick began her violin studies at the age of three, studying in the pre-college String Academy program at Indiana University. Until the age of 16, she studied at IUSA with world-renowned pedagogue, Mimi Zweig, joining the program's prestigious touring group, the Violin Virtuosi, at the age of eight. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan studying with Stephen Shipps and Yehonatan Berick and completed her graduate work at Indiana University, studying with Alexander Kerr and studying string pedagogy with Mimi Zweig.
Rachel has enjoyed an active international performing career for most of her life, presenting frequent solo, chamber music and orchestral performances. Highlights include solo and chamber music recordings for Enharmonic, Albany, Crystal and Toccata Classics as well as international tours to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey and much of Europe. For more information about Rachel's background and performing experience, please visit: www.rachel-patrick.com.
A dedicated educator, Rachel has worked with young beginners through students at the collegiate levels in a variety of settings. In addition to her private teaching, she has served as an associate instructor at Indiana University, as an adjunct faculty member at Napa Valley College and Pacific Union College, has lengthy experience as an El-Sistema educator and administrator and is an active member of the American String Teacher's Association (ASTA). For more information on her private studio, visit www.patrickviolinstudio.com.