Rachel has run numerous songwriting workshops to community groups - adults and youth as well as workshops for individuals/songwriting retreats, and schools. She has also presented her work on the research of hidden stories of the women in libraries, museums and schools incorporating images and songs as part of her presentations to bring both the research and the stories to life.
As a seasoned performer Rachel is able to offer a wealth of experience in stage performance, tour management, cd and web design and audio engineering. With a Masters in Songwriting from Bath Spa University and a background as a teacher and teacher trainer in the UK, NZ and Nepal her work has seen her in a variety of different settings from theatres to schools, folk clubs to sports stadiums. Rachel enjoys working with people to help bridge gaps and to help support change through music whether it be with young people struggling with daily challenges, or women regaining a sense of self in Women's Refuges.
Music and the magic of the Arts is a creative door that is open to all and offers both personal and social insight into how we fit into the world and how we can contribute in a meaningful way.
Rachel has run songwriting workshops for: The Auckland Folk Festival - NZ, Puke Ariki Museum - NZ, The Taranaki Council - Schools and Libraries - NZ, Theatre Royal (Bury St Edmunds) etc. Rachel has delivered talks/performances to over 40 libraries across NZ including the National Library in Wellington, NZ.
As an Arts Manager Rachel has run numerous festivals including - Canterbury Shelaigh Winn, Canterbury Schools - Dance, Orchestral, Arts (CASST), festivals as well as running a variety of teacher training workshops for teachers in NZ (Canterbury) and Nepal. As a Secondary School Teacher Rachel has directed (theatrical and musical) 'Oliver', 'Daisy Pulls It Off' and 'Cabaret'.