Wallsend, New South Wales | Australia
Rachel Cox really loves teaching music. Like, really loves it. Rachel has been teaching music since 2014, and in that time has been committed to ongoing learning and improvement.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy from the Australian Guild of Music, where they were the recipient of the Dean’s Medal. There, they were fortunate enough to study under the tutelage of Dr. Jean Callaghan, a leading expert in vocal pedagogy. Rachel holds Licentiate diplomas in Voice Teaching, focusing on Musical Theatre and Contemporary Voice, and Piano Teaching, focusing on classical piano, which they studied with Anthony Van Den Broek, one of the only Taubman Technique certified teachers in Australia.
Rachel is currently undertaking a Master of Music (Music Education) at the University of Sydney, focusing on the use of popular music in Kodály-inspired teaching, under the supervision of Professor Emeritus Kathryn Marsh and Dr. Jadey O’Regan. Rachel’s research into examination syllabuses in Australia has been published in the Australian Journal of Music Education.
Rachel is a fully accredited member of the Music Teacher’s Association of New South Wales (NSW MTA) as well as a member of the Newcastle Chapter Committee. They are a full member of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS), the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME), the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia (KMEIA) and the Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML). Rachel has completed their Estill Voice Levels 1 & 2 Course with EMCI Stephanie Marko and is in the process of completing their Australian Kodály Certificate course in Primary 1 (Kindy-Year 2).
Rachel has extensive experience as a singer-songwriter, performer and DJ. In addition to private teaching, Rachel teaches K-2 classroom music, works as a choir support teacher, and has been an academic tutor in Musicianship, Music Technology and Pedagogy for undergraduate music students.