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About

Rachel Eisenstat is a Denver-based musician who has been gigging since she was ten years old. Long before her first voice lesson, she was a kid in a Led Zeppelin cover band. Since then, she has moved on from the tiny stage at the St. Anne’s Coffee House in her small Appalachian hometown to perform at Colorado venues such as Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, the Fox Theatre, and Red Rocks. 

 

Rachel has recorded two studio albums (under the moniker Raven Jane) and fronts the Janis Joplin tribute band Flower in the Sun. She has recorded session vocals and has been a guest performer with numerous local and national acts including Lotus, the Steel Wheels, and Eldren. She sings at weddings and other special events with the Diamond Empire Band and the Spotlight Band

 

Rachel studied classical and jazz voice under Dr. Debra Detwiler at Goshen College, where she also trained in music theory and classical guitar. Rachel teaches at Performance High in Denver, CO, and previously taught at the Loveland Academy of Music in Loveland, CO, and the T.G. School of Music in Goshen, IN.

My Favorite Songs to sing

Go-to karaoke jam: Chain of Fools (Aretha Franklin)
Most fun Janis cover: Get It While You Can
Favorite original song: The Hunted 

FAQs

Who should take voice lessons with Stage Native?


Adults: You're at least 16 years old of any experience level. Gigging musicians: You play guitar or drums in a band and often sing in your gigs, but your throat gets tired or your voice feels strained after just a few songs. You love to sing and want to take your vocals to the next level: You love singing around the house but clam up around friends or family members, and you want to grow in confidence so you can sing freely in casual environments, join a community choir, do some songwriting, or just crush at karaoke.




How long do people usually take voice lessons?


Some work with me on an ongoing basis for a variety of longer-term goals: expanding vocal range, increasing vocal endurance to get through tours with their voice in tact, or as a hobby to get their voice to a place they feel great about. Others work with me for as little as 2 or 3 months to work toward a specific goal: a performance at a friend’s wedding, an upcoming audition, or working through challenging material for a choir concert.




What are your rates?


Private Voice Instruction: $40 for 45 minutes $50 for 1 hour Group or Band Coaching: Group and band coaching rates are dependent on specific needs. Contact me to discuss your needs and what you're looking for!




What's your cancellation policy?


I have a 24 hour cancellation policy with no charge. A missed lesson will be charged at half rate if cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.




What does a typical band coaching session look like?


Stage Native band coaching works best for groups that have multiple singers (a lead vocalist and backup singers, or a group where various members trade verses, for example). You might be a bass player with a nice voice, and you’re adding harmonies in your band but get vocally tired after a short set. Or you’re recording a new EP, but you’re having trouble getting your voices to blend well. Maybe you want some input on more creative endeavors, like writing harmonies that are dynamic and avoid the cliché. Band coaching with Stage Native is unique to your group’s specific goals, which I can help you develop if needed.




What does a typical voice lesson look like?


Most lessons last an hour, beginning with a vocal warm up for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then we typically run through a piece of music you are working on and work through any challenges that come up. From there, lessons vary depending on your goals. Have a big gig coming up? Working on writing a song? Auditioning for a choir? Working on playing an instrument while singing? That’s where lessons become highly individualized! I love teaching because I get to embark on a unique journey with each of my students. For online clients, I typically use Zoom, which is free for you. You simply need a good internet connection and ideally two devices: a phone, tablet, or computer to run the Zoom session, and a second device to play any backing tracks.




Do you offer virtual lessons?


Yes! All that is required for students is an internet connection and ideally 2 devices (such as a laptop and a smartphone) - 1 to run the session through and 1 to play warm-up and backing tracks.





 

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@stagenative