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A native of Saskatchewan, Rachelle holds an Associate (ARCT) from The Royal Conservatory of Music, a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Music in Piano Chamber Music from the University of Toronto. She studied with the renowned pianist Marietta Orlov and Bill Aide in Toronto.
In 2001 she relocated to Sault Ste Marie where she taught at The Algoma Conservatory of Music and Algoma University. She performed frequently in SSM as a member of Tres Chic piano trio. For a decade she held posts as organist at St.Andrew's United Church and as seasonal Music Director at the Little Stone Church on Mackinac Island.
Rachelle currently resides in Southern Ontario where she accompanies for both the Hamilton Children's Choir and the Gaudeamus Choir of Halton Hills under the direction of Diane Murray-Charret. She is actively teaching around the GTA and has recently accepted the position of Music Director at Guildwood Presbyterian Church in Toronto.
'While she is an accomplished classical pianist, Rachelle is incredibly accomplished on the upright bass, contemporary piano as well as a fabulous vocalist focusing on folk, rock and country music and has been performing at folk festivals across Northern Ontario and the Upper Midwest'