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Rachel Durling

Faculty

Rachel Durling

First-Third Grade Violin Teacher

Rachel Durling is the first grade through third grade violin teacher. Ms. Durling grew up in Berkeley and studied violin with Anne Crowden. She received her bachelor of music degree from Mannes College of Music in New York City and her M.A. from Stanford University. Since returning to the Bay Area in 1985, she has played professionally with many groups, including the Santa Rosa Symphony, California Symphony, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Bay Area Jazz Composers Orchestra, and the Cuban Danzon group Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion. Ms. Durling performs often with her groups The Armanino Trio (with Dina Weinshelbaum), and Corvo String Quartet. In addition to her work at Black Pine Circle School, she teaches at the Crowden School, gives private lessons, and enjoys a successful concert schedule with her group, Baguette Quartette. Ms. Durling joined the Black Pine Circle School music faculty in 1991.

Teaching Since

1991

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Why I Work with Children

I love working with kids because they’re open and sweet.

A Favorite Book

All great literature!

Quick Fact

Played at the Grammys

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