Home > The West Music Blog > Coralville April 2015 Musician of the Month: Rachel Ding
West Music Blog

The West Music Blog

Coralville April 2015 Musician of the Month: Rachel Ding
By West Music Company
4/1/2015 12:18:00 PM
Rachel Ding is a flute student of Shivhan Dohse here at West Music Coralville. She has been studying privately for over a year and a half. And what a year and a half it's been! During that time, Rachel has received 2nd chair and 3rd chair placements at the SEIBA Honor Bands (2014 & 2015), 1st chair at the Coe College Honor Band, participated in the Kennedy Honor Band, and has frequently held 1st chair positions in her school band at Northwest Junior High where she is currently an eighth grader. Rachel has also participated in the IMTA (Iowa Music Teachers Association) piano competition, State Solo and Ensemble Contest, and was featured on flute, accompanying her school choir.

When she is not playing flute or singing in the choir, she is competing in swim meets as a talented swimmer! 

Shivhan nominated Rachel for Musician of the Month because she is such a joy to teach! She consistently comes to flute lessons with a great attitude and is always eager to tackle new and challenging assignments. "Music is a way for Rachel to express herself and because of this, she is an extremely dedicated flute student!"

Rachel's musical goal is to perform a solo on the next Flute Studio Recital as well as have a great experience at the next Coe College Honor Band event in which she will be a participant of again in the next few weeks!

Congratulations, Rachel! Keep up the good work!

Tags: Rachel ding, flute, Shivhan Dohse, musician of the month
Categories: Conservatory, West Music Coralville
Bookmark and Share


No Comments have been submitted.

Write your own comment
  Your name (required):  
  Your email address (required):  
  Your website address (optional):  
  Submit a Picture No larger than 250kb (optional):  
  Submit a video via URL (optional):  
  Your comments (required):  
Text From Image:
Band & Orchestra (97)
Classroom Furniture & Equipment (11)
Company Culture (70)
Conservatory (353)
Contests (14)
Drums & Percussion (27)
Extraordinary Associate of the Month (53)
Guitars & Folk (36)
Kids & Movement (25)
Live Sound, Recording & Software (6)
Mariachi (11)
Music Advocacy (57)
Music, Books & Resources (59)
Music Education (103)
Music Therapy (56)
Orff (15)
Pianos, Digital Pianos & Keyboards (23)
Press Releases (19)
Recorders (16)
West Music Cedar Falls (73)
West Music Cedar Rapids/Marion (114)
West Music Coralville (151)
West Music Decorah (5)
West Music Des Moines Piano Gallery (59)
West Music Dubuque (1)
West Music Quad Cities (79)
Recent Posts
Cedar Falls February 2018 Musician of the Month: AJ Fitzgerald
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Starting a Ukulele Program in Your Classroom: Part 4 of 6
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Extraordinary Associate of the Month: Patrick Downing
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Be the Ultimate Band or Orchestra Parent in 5 Easy Steps!
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Cedar Rapids January 2018 Musician of the Month: Skylar Dudley
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Cedar Rapids Teacher Feature: Ian Draves
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Coralville Teacher Feature: Jessica Saunders
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Cedar Falls January 2018 Musician of the Month: Davis Schmidt
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Cedar Rapids January 2018 Musician of the Month: Chris Diemerly
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Extraordinary Associate of the Month: Flute Authority Repair Team
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Request a catalog to be delivered to your door
McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams