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Teaching Resume

Students and Program Directors Say:

RACHEL BLACK SPAULDING


           “I came to Rachel for professional acting coaching in the fall of 2013, and have been working with       her  ever since. Rachel can prepare you for any audition - whether it’s a movie, a play, or a musical -         even if you’re just beginning to act! I’ve learned so much from her, plus she keeps me relaxed and               focused!”                    

              ~ Nia Ashleigh                                                                                                                                                                       LION KING (Young Nala), BROADWAY and Las Vegas Companies                                                                             Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 (Addie Mae Collins), Project 1 Voice, NYC

      "Rachel takes her students through a thorough and thoughtful process … I did not really know what    to  expect going into my first lesson, but by the end, my confidence in my acting abilities grew          significantly …   The work was challenging, but all the while I had a ton of fun!”
              - Aidan Dunn
                Senior, Montclair HS, School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA)   

​       “Throughout the five years she taught here, it was evident how much Rachel cherished her work            and her students, and how much kindness, warmth, and generosity she imbued in her teaching.”                  [for full letter of recommendation]                                                                                                                                            ~ Sosha Halpern                                                                                                                                                                    Director, Creative and Performing Arts                                                                                                                          Central Queens YM & YWHA

​\           “She demonstrates great insight into what each student needs and finds ways to tap into their
  strengths and motivate them to set the bar high for themselves. … I am so grateful to have found her
  and proud to have her as an integral part of our theatre program.”

  [for full letter of recommendation]
​              ~ Randy Kravitz Elman
                 Artistic Director,
Musical Theatre Conservatory                                                                                                    "I first came to Rachel for some monologue coaching and came away with so much more.  Rachel
  really helped me to find the character and connect to the material. She’s got a keen eye for what works
  and what doesn't, and is great at sculpting or editing a piece that may need to be cut down for time. I 
  highly recommend her."

              ~ Liz Samuel
​                 Film, Television, Stage Actress                                                                                                                                  "
Rachel transformed me from a shy girl with a pretty voice to a confident singer. When I began             voice lessons in my junior year of high school I was terrified of singing in public and had no idea how           to use my vocal instrument. With Rachel, I gained a wide skill set to sing confidently and musically. I am       so thankful for the many vocal opportunities that opened up due to my vocal transformation under 
   Rachel’s direction.”

             ~ Charlotte Eveleth
               
Washington Chorus - Soprano 1, plus Special subset that tours at Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall,                 and more.