Interested in music from a very young age, Rachel initially wanted to learn the flute. That was until she went to hear Russell Cowieson play in a jazz concert. She fell in love with the saxophone immediately, and went on to have lessons with Cowieson for the following six years.
Hailing from Mid-Calder, Rachel first studied at the RSAMD Junior Academy. She later won a place at the RSAMD to study music, impressing with her natural talent combined with strong work ethic.
Rachel is a talented chamber musician and has set up a saxophone quartet. Her ambition is to be a professional musician, ideally playing her beloved jazz.
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Arts Award has helped Rachel buy her own tenor saxophone.