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Rachel Lonetti

Piano, MusikGarten, Beginner Voice










With over 12 years of teaching experience,  Rachel Lonetti approaches instruction with the desire to help students refine their innate musicality - with a fun, patient approach to instruction. An avid lover of several different genres of music, she desires to spread her passion of the art through teaching it to others.


Rachel is currently a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), MMTA (Minnesota Music Teachers Association) and The Suzuki Association of the Americas. Mrs. Lonetti studied piano and pedagogy at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, under both Phyllis Lehrer and Ingrid Clarfield. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Music under Dr. Roger McVey at UW-River Falls. As an educator constantly refining her teaching expertise, Rachel holds teaching certifications in Musikgarten and Suzuki education, and is an endorsed MMTA judge. She has also been the recipient of professional grants from MMTA, MTNA, and the Suzuki Association of California.

Rachel has performed in prestigious concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Princeton University Chapel, and Orchestra Hall. As a chorus member of the Minnesota Chorale (the principal chorus of the Minnesota Orchestra), Rachel has performed under the baton of world-renown conductors such as Osmo Vanska and Andrew Litton. An active member of her church, Rachel utilizes her musicianship in worship services at her home church Beacon of Hope, and other local churches. She teaches at The Music Terrace in St. Paul, MN and St. Croix Piano Academy in New Richmond, WI. Rachel currently resides in New Richmond, WI with her husband Joseph, and children Charlotte, Dominic, and Madelynn.


     Brayden Curtis 



Brayden Curtis is a student at the University of Northwestern (UNW) St. Paul with 13 years of piano experience.  He is majoring in Music with a minor in Communications. During his freshman year of college, he was appointed as the Bass-Baritone Section leader in the UNW Choir. While Brayden has many different aspirations and goals he has a passion for music and seeks to share that passion with others. He strives to make an impact in the UNW Choir and inspire other students around him to connect with the music and excel above and beyond in their daily practices. Brayden seeks to find the spark for music in every student and help them develop their musical understanding. Brayden’s mission is to help students grow to love playing the piano while improving their skills and knowledge. 


Brayden was awarded Second Place for vocals in the Wisconsin Music Teacher’s Association State tournament. He played many lead roles in 16 different musicals. Some of his highlights were playing Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie and Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music.  He is currently one of the worship team leaders at Hope Community Church as a singer and pianist. He has performed songs in different languages as a part of the UNW Music curriculum. Brayden toured in London with the UNW choir where he had the pleasure of performing in Westminster Abbey. As an extension of the tour, he enjoyed a round of golf in Edinburgh, Scotland, the birthplace of golf.  Brayden says, “Golfing in Scotland was jolly good fun”.  Brayden looks forward to working with his new students.

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