Anyone, no matter the age, background, or ability, can learn to make music if the desire is there.    

Rachel Mills



As a cello instructor, Mills' primary goal is to                       encourage relaxed, natural movement to enable musical expression.  

Learning to read, understand, and perform music can open up a new world of experiences.  Mills' lessons include fundamental technique, music theory knowledge, and repertoire interpretation.  That being said, she firmly believes that each student is unique and enjoys the challenge of adjusting to creatively meet individual needs and goals. 


first 30 minute trial lesson free of charge

Lessons can be conducted in student's homes or at a central location in Webster, NY.  Rachel is also on staff as a cello instructor at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance and ROCmusic (see links below).  Contact Rachel directly at for questions and more information, including financial concerns. 


Mills has taught cello for almost ten years. Her students have ranged from young children through adults, beginners through highly advanced.  They have found success in various student orchestral auditions, New York State NYSSMA and Solo Festival, and other honors events.  Over the years Mills has taught in New York, Ohio, Panama, Mexico, and the Netherlands.

Teaching History:

Private studio instructor, 2009-present

The Hochstein School of Music and Dance cello instructor, beginning 2019

ROCmusic cello teaching artist, beginning 2019

Roberts Community Music School cello instructor, 2019-2020

The Music Store, Inc. cello instructor, 2019

Oaxaca Strings International Music Festival faculty, summer 2019

The Hochstein School of Music and Dance substitute cello instructor, beginning 2018

The Hochstein School of Music and Dance substitute chamber coach, beginning 2018

Oberlin College String Prep Department teacher, 2015-2016

Oberlin College Secondary Lesson teacher, 2013-2016

Panama Chamber Project assistant director and teaching faculty, 2015

Panama Project teaching faculty, January 2014 and 2015

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