Rachel Castellanos

Trombone and Euphonium Faculty, Musicianship Faculty
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 

Oberlin Conservatory Depaul School of Music Chicago College of the Performing Arts

Significant teachers and mentors: 

Charles Vernon, Mark Fisher, Jay Friedman, Reed Capshaw, Mike Becker, Jim DeSano, Robin Eubanks

Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: 

If you can sing it in your head, you can play it! Orchestral, chamber and jazz.

Professional affiliations & activities: 

Chicago Philharmonic Society Chicago Freelance

Interests outside of music: 

Yoga and Fitness

Favorite quote: 

"You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you cannot have both." -Brene Brown

Favorite practice tip: 

Go for it! Let yourself make mistakes.

Favorite composer or piece to play: 

Tchaikovsky; Ellington

Favorite musical moment: 

Trombone Chorale in Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Pathetique