Rachel Tolkinen enjoys educating others in music. Teaching individual lessons to all ages and abilities is a highlight since Rachel has the opportunity to creatively structure each lesson to her student’s interests, needs, and learning style. In addition to teaching, Rachel has performed in a variety of areas including soloist, chamber music musician, and most recently, Principal Clarinet of the Beaver Dam Area Orchestra. Rachel studied clarinet and received a Masters of Music Degree in Clarinet Performance and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. She resides in Lowell, Wisconsin with her husband and their 3 girls. She also participates in a vocal choir and directs the brass choir at her church. Her goals include pursueing excellence in all she does (especially music) and hopes this desire will inspire others to do the same.