Born in Lima from Dominican parents, Raquel discovered her love for music and the arts early in life. At a very young age she entered the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, to study Education with a concentration in Literature and Philosophy (BA), graduating Summa Cum Laude while, at the same time, taking private piano lessons and going to the Institute of Culture and Art (ICA) in the Dominican Republic, for her music studies.
Raquel graduated Cum Laude in Piano Performance (BM) in Massachusetts, U.S.A., under pianist Dr. Mia Chung and Raymond Hanson at Gordon College, and also holds a Master’s in Music Education in voice (MM) from The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, The Netherlands, where she resides. Raquel has taken Dalcroze-Eurhythmic training with de late Robert Abramson at The Juilliard School of Music in New York, and Kodály training at the British Kodály Society in Cambridge and at The Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary. Her passion for teaching music keeps her busy with researching and developing programs for teaching music in pedagogically appropriate ways to small children.
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Painting by Silvia Lopez- Chavez: http://www.silvialopezchavez.com