Rachel Hay is a registered Music Together® teacher has and served as the center director of Music Together of South Tulsa since 2014. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in violin performance from the University of Iowa and University of New Mexico. She began Suzuki piano and violin lessons at an early age and her teachers instilled in her the philosophy that music is a language all children can speak if given early exposure and joyful consistency. Rachel came to Music Together as a parent and is proud to be involved in a curriculum that respects the child, involves the parent, and creates a beautiful community. In May of 2019, Rachel completed the Music Together Certification I training, an intensive four-day program for experienced teachers looking to further their knowledge and mastery of the curriculum.
Rachel is a free-lance violinist and member of Tulsa's Signature Symphony and played with the Signature String Quartet for 9 years. The quartet is an ensemble dedicated to bringing music education and performances to local schools and hospitals. She also maintains a private violin studio of over 30 students. Rachel has previously taught orchestra in public and private schools, and is the proud mother of a girl (7) and boy (4). When she's not making music, Rachel can usually be found with a good book and a new knitting project.