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!