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Rachel Lucy Moore

Rachel Lucy Moore is a British cello teacher and chamber music specialist.

As a child, Rachel had the opportunity to learn several instruments (piano, violin, flute, oboe and percussion), but knew the cello was the instrument for her when she was young. Whilst living in America, Rachel had lessons with cellist Christine Livingstone and after returning to England, she won a place to study cello at London's Royal College of Music Junior Department at the age of thirteen and studied there for the next few years. After leaving the Royal College of Music Junior Department, Rachel moved to Leeds to study cello with Anna Shuttleworth and was the chosen soloist to perform the Lutoslawski Cello Concerto for the re-opening of the renovated 'Great Hall' of the University of Leeds.

After gaining her BA Hons at Leeds, Rachel went to study a post graduate degree at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music. She studied cello with Margaret Moncrieff and double bass with Rodney Slatford. Whilst at the RNCM, Rachel developed her love for teaching cello, chamber music, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Kodaly.

After completing her postgrad studies in 1992, Rachel was asked to stay on and teach at the RNCM, and still teaches there today. Her wealth of teaching experience is extensive. As well as teaching at the RNCM - on the award-winning RNCM Young Strings, and the RNCM junior department - Rachel teaches cello privately; at the independent Bolton School; Bryanston International Summer School; Westmorland Youth Orchestra, and is director of the WYO Training Strings. In the past, Rachel has also co-directed the Lake District Summer Music Junior Strings Venture and has taught at Manchester's Chethams School of Music.

Rachel has a musical family. Rachel's mother is Miriam Morley who has taught violin at the Royal College of Music for over thirty-five years and played with the likes of the Monteverdi Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, English Sinfonia, several ballet seasons at the London Coliseum, and even played on an album by the rock band The Who. Rachel's aunt is the opera composer and music educator Margaret Lucy Wilkins, who taught at St. Andrews University, University of Huddersfield, and was visiting professor at Queen's University Belfast.

Rachel's partner is Promenade Music and Faith & Hope Records founder David Wood.