Welcome to week five of blog series featuring questionnaires about our fantastic staff here at the Omaha School of Music and Dance. We hope that you are enjoying learning about the private lives of our instructors that spend time with your children every week! This week we are featuring our vocal coach and string instructor, Rachel Klopp!
What instruments do you in instruct and play?
I play the violin, cello, piano and am also highly trained in vocal instruction.
What are your hobbies outside of teaching music?
Music is, of course, my first love and passion—but when I’m not playing or singing, I enjoy creative writing. Whether it is poetry or prose. I’m also a huge nerd, so I love playing video games and watching shows like doctor who and Supernatural.
Why did you decide to become a music teacher?
I started teaching private lessons in college, and absolutely fell in love with it. There’s something really special in building a relationship with a student, and watching that student grow in music and in life.
Who is the person you admire the most and why?
This is a tough one, because I have many people that I admire and look up to. So I’m going to cheat and list two: My Mom and Dad. I was raised by two incredibly loving and hardworking people that set a lasting example for their kids. I’ve always loved them and always will!!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I’ve always wanted to travel to Ireland, not just because of my love for Celtic music, but also because of my fascination with Irelands beautiful landscapes and rich culture.
What is your favorite song?
There are too many to count, I’m afraid!!
What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Oxygen; just kidding! In truth I wouldn’t survive without the network of friends and family that have kept me going up to this point. Who know where I would be without them!
If you are interested in taking music lessons with Rachel, or any other of our wonderful instructors, please check out our website at www.omahaschoolofmusicanddance.com!