Rachael is originally from Bolton, and started volunteering with GMP band on clarinet in 2012 when she came back to the North West after university. She was looking for a high-standard wind band and GMP was a perfect fit!
She has lots of experience in a variety of ensembles, and has played in concert bands and clarinet choirs/quintets since school - by the end of secondary school she was Grade 8 in both clarinet and piano.
In her former career as a primary school teacher, Rachael loved teaching music to the children - especially the choir, drums and recorder. She left teaching following the birth of her young son and is now in the process of setting up her own business.