Rachel Gauntlett, a Toronto native, is a cellist with a celebrated background in music performance, teaching, and arts administration. Her performances have been broadcast on CBC radio and taken her to Lincoln Center in New York City.
As an orchestral musician, Rachel has held principal cello positions with Sneak Peak Orchestra (Toronto) and l’Orchestre de la Francophonie (Montréal) among others. Rachel performed as a full time member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra for three consecutive seasons, from 2011 to 2014. Rachel is a dedicated educator, having completed her Suzuki teacher training in Boston, Chicago, and Montréal. She is experienced in teaching private and group lessons in Suzuki and Sistema-based programs, and is passionate about teaching students of all ages. Rachel has held faculty positions with the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Suzuki Talent Education Program of Newfoundland, and Sistema Toronto. More recently, she has served as a Guest Clinician at the Suzuki Association of Ontario’s Annual Conference and as a Guest Faculty Member at the Atlantic Canada Suzuki Institute. She currently maintains an active private studio. Rachel is a registered teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Suzuki Association of Ontario. Rachel began studying cello with Julia Bowkun in Toronto. She continued her studies with Tom Wiebe (Western University), Paul Widner (the Glenn Gould School), and Vernon Regehr (Memorial University). Rachel holds an undergraduate degree in music from Western University, a Master’s degree in Music Performance from Memorial University, and a post graduate diploma in Arts Administration and Cultural Management from Humber College.

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