Rachel Cirvencic began taking piano and violin lessons at the age of 5. Homeschooled and growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, she took piano lessons with Gerardo Teissonnière in the Preparatory Department and studied violin in the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She was a member of the Contemporary Youth Orchestra throughout her high school career as a violinist and during her junior year, she began taking viola lessons with Lisa Boyko of the Cleveland Orchestra and join the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra for her senior year. Rachel also thoroughly enjoys chamber music as a pianist and attended the Credo Chamber Music Festival in Oberlin, Ohio, for the summer sessions of '11, '12, '13, and '15. A recent graduate of Wheaton College in May, 2016, Rachel is pursuing a healthcare certificate while accompanying and teaching piano, violin, and viola.