Rachel Fetler has been teaching with the Center for Musical Arts since 1999. She holds a Bachelors in Music from Pomona College and a Masters in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory, Boston. Her performing career ranged from opera to early music, specializing in French baroque, Italian bel canto, and Latvian folk music; locally she has performed with the Boulder Bach Festival, Pro Musica Colorado, Opera Colorado, and the baroque ensemble La Liaison.
Ms. Fetler also is certified in Early Childhood Music Education and was the assistant conductor for Boston’s “Trimdas Draudzes” Latvian choir. Since 2016, she has been the Music Education Coordinator for the Center for Musical Arts and strives to give everyone a chance to experience the joys of making music in their own way.
Rachel is passionate about teaching students of all ages. She is excited about all the wonderful songs that are out there and so excited to share them with singers of every level. She loves working with young students because that gives her the privilege of introducing them to some wonderful music that they’ve never heard before, and hearing it again through their ears; teens and young adults for their intensity and the work ethic they can bring to their practicing; and adults because they know what they want to get out of lessons.
Her inspiration is simple: “I love the music I work with, and I love the students. Introducing the students to the music is like bringing two good friends together. And it usually exceeds my own expectations.”
About teaching style, she says: “I believe that once a student learns how to master certain vocal techniques, he or she can apply them to any vocal style. With that in mind, I try to get the student as familiar as possible with the potential and ability of their own particular voice.”