Rachel Strader is the Junior Musical Director and a vocal instructor for the Arts Center. She teaches Musical Theatre and Arts Business for CAPAA. She has taught a variety of age groups in various musical settings. She taught music Pre-k through 8th grade at St. Bernard Catholic School and now teaches at Crestwood Elementary right next door.
Rachel received her Bacholors of Music Education at the University of Kentucky and received classical vocal instruction from Dr. Angelique Clay.
Performing and experiencing Musical Theater has always been a passion. Rachel has been a part of Arts Center community theatre shows in the past and loves performing with others in the community. She hopes to write and direct an original musical one day.
Rachel says "Every person deserves a chance to express themselves in an environment that will encourage them and help them to grow. It is my goal that I can provide that for my students no matter the age or artform."